Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce our Presents for Bairns community initiative in partnership with Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd.
With more than ever struggling it is extremely important for us to look out for each other, especially through the Christmas period that will be difficult for many. In light of this we will be collecting Christmas presents for children up to the age of 18 that may have to go without this year.
This campaign aims to put a smile on the faces of children in the Falkirk area this Christmas day, as well as giving relief to parents who may be worried about being unable to provide a present this holiday season.
All donations can be handed in to our club shop before being collected and distributed to those that need them. The present drive will be looking for unopened toys, non-perishable food items and especially gift vouchers, board games and books. We would request that all gifts are left unwrapped in an open gift bag in order to allow Covid 19 precautions to be taken.
Falkirk Football Club staff, players and directors will also be contributing to this extremely worthwhile cause.
The cut-off date for donations is Monday the 14th of December.
Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council, said: “It is great to work with Falkirk Football Club on the appeal for ‘Presents for Bairns’. This year there are real financial pressures on many more families than ever before, compounded by the impacts of the pandemic.
“Parents are having to make difficult choices and we want to give them a helping hand, and to keep the Christmas magic alive by making sure that the kids have a gift to open on Christmas day. I am sure the Bairns of Falkirk will rise to the challenge.”
Kieran Koszary, Falkirk Football Club Commercial Director, added:
“Throughout this year the Falkirk Family have come together in a variety of ways to support others in the community and we are proud once again to be working together as we launch our “Presents for Bairns” appeal.
“The needs of the most vulnerable in our communities are greater than ever before, particularly at a time of year that is already notoriously challenging for so many, and through this initiative we will be able to put a smile on faces of Bairns throughout the area.”