Stalybridge Celtic Juniors have launched a Christmas foodbank appeal to help those in need in the town. The club’s Soccer School will be used as a drop off point every Saturday morning for anyone wanting to donate food items from now until Saturday 4 December. All donations will then be passed on to Barty’s Foodbank in Stalybridge to be distributed to local families this Christmas.
Items required are UHT milk, breakfast cereal, tinned potatoes, hot dogs, pasta, sauces, gravy granules, tinned vegetables, noodles, rice, tea, coffee, juice, rice pudding, biscuits, custard, mince pies and Christmas puddings.
Celtic Juniors Chairman Mike Taylor said ‘We are a club at the heart of the community and every year we ask for donations to support those who need them most. The parents and carers of our players, and our club volunteers, are always happy to donate items to help people less fortunate in the community in Stalybridge.
In previous years we’ve helped Sandwich Angels, the Trussell Trust and Marcus Rashford’s free school meals project and the response has been fantastic. This year the donations will go to Bartys Foodbank which operates from Stalybridge Labour Club carpark off Acres Lane. Hopefully we’ll have a really good response from everyone at from the Juniors.’
The Soccer School is open every Saturday 10:30-12:00 on Mossley Road for donations to be dropped off. The final soccer school of the year will be on Saturday 4 December.