Stevenage FC Foundation and Stevenage Football Club have teamed up once again with local food bank, the Foodshed, to support their Christmas campaign to collect over toys and treats for children and young people aged 0–18-year-olds in our local community, that may go without this Christmas.
Donations are being requested for new and unopened toys and Christmas treats, such as selection boxes, for children of all ages that will be collated by the Foundation and donated to the Toyshed on Monday 18th December, so they can reach local families in need during the festive period.
Supporters wishing to make donations can do so the following ways:
- Bring your donations to The Lamex Stadium during the week and drop at the Foundation office, located in the South Stand
- Bring your donations to the Stevenage FC Academy next to Shephalbury Park, and the Academy staff will be collecting from parents of children in our pathway too
- Bring your donations to the Stevenage FC home game at The Lamex Stadium before Christmas and drop them at the KidZone located in West Stand Car Park
- vs Exeter City on Saturday 16th December, 3pm KO
Foundation Chief Executive, Joe Goude said:
“It is great to be able to return with our annual request for support from our amazing fan base, to support those in our community who need a little bit of support at Christmas. We’ve been through a health pandemic, and the cost-of-living crisis that began last year continues to make it hard for all within our community, but particularly those that are already in a position where they are having to make difficult decisions about where they spend their money.
These types of campaigns not only ensure that those most in need get something that could make the world of difference on Christmas morning, but also reinforce the message that no one in our community should feel alone and that we are all there for each other throughout the year, not just during the festive period. This is echoed by the incredible donation that our Supporters Association make to the Bluebell Children’s Ward at Lister Hospital, which will be taking place the week of Christmas and supported by players from both the men’s and women’s teams at the Club.
We’re all part of a Boro Family whether you come to The Lamex on a matchday, attend a community session, know someone associated with the Club, or simple drive or walk past as part of your day-to-day life. If we can replicate the generosity and support that we’ve seen in previous years, I know that we can make a huge impact this Christmas and beyond.”