KIND-hearted players at Bewdley Town Football Club are donating hundreds of pounds to help frontline NHS staff in the battle against coronavirus.

The team have decided to donate their 'fine money fund' to the NHS after their season was brought to an abrupt end when the West Midlands Regional League was cancelled last week.

The fund is made up of players paying fines throughout the season for minor infractions, such as turning up to training late, mobiles going off during training or having dirty boots.

The light hearted scheme usually ends up with the team planning an event with the fund, but with the ongoing crisis affecting every aspect of life, the team decided the money would be better spent elsewhere.

Players will be donating £670 to help the NHS fight Covid-19, while they continue to train at their respective homes until football is able to return once the crisis is over.

Derry Thompson, spokesman for the club, said: "We're looking at the moment where to donate the money, but we are looking at one that provides personal protection equipment to frontline staff.

"We're really proud of the team, it's amazing what they are trying to do."

The lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) for NHS staff has become a recurring problem as the crisis deepens, with the government pledging to increase supplies in a bid to protect frontline staff.

Bewdley Town's generosity comes only a month after the club was hit by extensive flooding which required thousands of pounds worth of repairs to the pitches and club house on Ribbesford Meadows.