Stalybridge Celtic Juniors have donated items to Buckton Vale’s Christmas Toy Appeal
Back in October, the junior club took on their biggest community project ever, providing over 1,000 free school meals during half term as part of Marcus Rashford’s #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY campaign. As well as kind donations of food, equipment, and people volunteering their time to help, a number of businesses and individuals made cash donations.
Some of this cash was left over, so the club decided to use the money to support the Christmas toy appeal. The toy appeal is organised by Buckton Vale Primary School in Carrbrook to provide children’s gifts for families in need in Stalybridge this Christmas.
Stalybridge Celtic Juniors chairman Mike Taylor said ‘We had a huge response to our free school meals project in October. Some of the cash donated was left over from the project so we wanted to use it to help the community right here in Stalybridge. The toy appeal organised by Buckton Vale helps families who are struggling to provide gifts for their children this Christmas so it was a perfect fit.’
Items bought included boys and girls backpacks, colouring packs, toiletries and play sets. Items will be distributed by Mrs Cherry and the team from Buckton Vale to families who are having a hard time affording gifts for their children this Christmas.
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