Former England keeper David James visits Wisbech Salvation Army

published on 7 Mar 2024

Staff and volunteers at Wisbech Salvation Army welcomed a special guest recently when former England goalkeeper David James paid them a visit.

James, who was capped more than 50 times for England, and played for clubs including Liverpool, Watford and West Ham, dropped in to donate food for people who are homeless.

Jon Pearce, who Is on the church leadership team and a keen Liverpool fan, said James spent some time at the church on John Thompson Road chatting to staff and volunteers.

David James and Jon Pearce
David James visited The Salvation Army in Wisbech to donate food to people who are homeless and talk to staff and volunteers

He added: “He was interested in the work the Salvation Army does with our local community and suggested some good ideas which got us thinking about other kinds of ministry. 

“Our volunteers are of the older generations so didn’t really know who he was but my jaw hit the floor. He was a humble guy who was very keen on the local community and how he could help us moving forwards with further donations. He said he will come back to see us and we look forward to welcoming him again.”

The Salvation Army in Wisbech currently runs a drop-in for homeless people and hot food service every Saturday evening attended by between 50 and 60 people a week and also distributes emergency food parcels.

The Salvation Army in Wisbech is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Everyone is welcome to join activities or stop by for a cup of tea and a chat. 

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