Christmas comes early for local families thanks to Community Present Appeal.
Christmas can be a very difficult time for many families this year, which is why AFC Fylde Community Foundation, alongside AFC Fylde Football Club and Kepak Consumer Foods have worked together to ensure that 118 children were not without presents this Christmas.
With the support of Light Church Kirkham, Fylde Rugby Club and Fylde Borough Council, the Foundation was able to package gift hampers which included toys, selection boxes, clothes, stationery, and laptops. Some lucky fans also received signed footballs, hand-delivered by AFC Fylde first team members.
The players greeted the children at their homes, handed out the surprise packages and took pictures. The youngsters were delighted with their surprise visit!
Foundation Director Wes Partington worked closely on the program and was delighted with the outcome. He said: “The Present Appeal was a huge accomplishment and our most successful yet. We worked alongside a number of local organisations, and the outcome was amazing to see.”
James Grimston, Kepak Director, added, “This year has been another challenging year for many, but Kepak have partnered with the Community Foundation to deliver more brilliant initiatives that add real value to our local community.
“For us, our highlight has been the success of 2020’s Christmas Present Appeal and seeing how that campaign has grown in 2021 to encompass other local businesses. We are very proud to be a key partner in this campaign and our colleagues at Kepak have been very generous yet again to ensure that no child in our community goes without a present! We are very excited to see how our partnership develops in 2022!”
The foundation would again like to thank our partners, as well as fans of AFC Fylde for their generous donations and continued support.
For more information, or if you feel that yourself or somebody you know needs support, please visit www.afcfyldefoundation.co.uk or keep up to date with all of our updates on Twitter @afcfct, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook @afcfyldefoundation.
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