CHERRIES are reaching out to its vulnerable and socially isolated supporters during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League football has been suspended until at least April 30 and in the meantime the club's ticketing team are offering a service to call fans on its database who fall into the government "at risk" category, which is believed to be around 1.5million of the population.

Staff will engage with those supporters about a range of topics including their love of the club and favourite Cherries memories, while they will also complete a weekly Cherries quiz.

“Community has always been at the heart of everything we do here at AFC Bournemouth,” said Liz Finney, Cherries' general manager.

“Now more than ever before, it is our duty to provide as much help and assistance as possible to those who need us.

“And with no tickets on sale for Premier League fixtures, we thought a good way to do this would be to speak directly to those supporters who are vulnerable and classed as ‘at risk’.

“For some, their weekly trip to the ticket office or Superstore at Vitality Stadium may be the only interaction they get with others.

“These calls allows us to maintain that contact with their club.”

The club insist no payment will ever be taken on these calls and no personal data will be asked for.

To verify the call, supporters can ask the caller to recite your supporter number to you.