Oldham Athletic are donating tickets to good causes while also planning to dedicate a future match to the emergency services to celebrate their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The club and its Community Trust have launched the ‘We Are Oldham Together’ initiative which has seen Latics help members of society who are vulnerable or isolated, work with charities and organisations and raise awareness of the work being done by the NHS on the frontline.

That includes handing out 1,000 match-day tickets and celebrating the emergency services at a Boundary Park fixture once football resumes, the League Two season currently suspended.

Other gestures have also seen the club donate match-day food to the Oldham Foodbank and provide free fruit and vegetable boxes to those over 70 and in need.

Latics continue to liaise with schools and have launched live lessons on Zoom, beamed direct from a classroom at Boundary Park, while also providing activity booklets.

Mascot Chaddy the Owl has also set weekly challenges for the community to become involved at all ages.

Martin Vose, OACT head of community, said: "We have always been proud of the work we do within the local community, in partnership with the football club itself, but during this difficult time it was imperative that we worked differently to ensure that we can continue to provide as much support as possible to those in need.

"We hope through all of our initiatives and support work we will continue to make a positive difference across Oldham."

Natalie Atkinson, managing director, said: "The work in our community has always been something that the club can be proud of and we will continue to work hard to offer help to people, especially during this tough period.

"With the government now taking the first steps to bring us out of lockdown we will be working even more closely with the Community Trust and Martin's team to ensure we continue to help as many people as possible through this challenging time."