In what is a long-standing Christmas tradition, Falkirk Football Club today donated presents to the Children’s Ward at Forth Valley Hospital.
Each year, the club matches donations made by Falkirk FC staff and players to purchase a range of gifts for young people in the ward. Our partner The Falkirk Foundation also contributed to this year’s collection, taking the total to £600 worth of presents. The club has proudly supported the local hospital at Christmas for many years, aiming to make a difficult Christmas a little more enjoyable for the children on the ward.
Due to COVID restrictions, it was not possible for players to enter the ward and hand the gifts out, however a team of players and staff dropped of a huge number of arts and crafts type gifts that will hopefully bring a smile to those young people facing a difficult Christmas. All the children also received FFC goodies donated by the club shop as part of the club’s annual visit.
Chief Executive Jamie Swinney commented.
“Our role within the town is so much more than football. At what can be a difficult time, and after a challenging year, it’s more important than ever that we play our part in supporting our community.”
“The annual visit to the children’s ward is a key date in the calendar, and one which we were determined to deliver, despite the restrictions in place. It’s a real pity that our players were unable to visit the children this year, however we hope that the gifts donated by the club put a smile on their faces and make their Christmas that little bit better.”
“ I would like to thank our staff, our players and our partners, The Foundation for their generosity and we wish all the young people in the ward and their families a Merry Christmas when it comes.”