Many businesses and individuals struggled to make ends meet during the periods of lockdown when closures and reduced custom led to companies closing and many people either finding their jobs no longer existed or being made redundant.
West Ham United supporters were among those whose lives were turned upside down. and, when the Government imposed a national lockdown, lifelong Hammers Danny Padrucker and Neil Taylor decided to take direct action in June 2020.
The duo, who are both from Newham and have supported the Club for many decades, set up the ‘Hammers for Work and Support’ Facebook group to provide support and employment for their fellow Hammers and their families across east London and beyond.
Over 400 people have found work through the group so far