Brighten up Christmas with 'Bring a Gift' project

Brighten up Christmas with 'Bring a Gift' project

in #KillieStories November 10, 2017

Christmas is a time for giving and Kilmarnock FC is pleased to join the KFCSA, the Killie Trust, East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action (EACHa) and the Salvation Army to unveil a ‘Bring a Gift’ appeal.

The Christmas Gift programme will take place ahead of our home match against Motherwell on Saturday, December 16 with fans encouraged to donate a present to less fortunate children throughout East Ayrshire.

A collection centre will be set up around the Moffat Stand area and at the north west corner where the Frank Beattie Stand and Chadwick Stand meet on the day.

Any gifts would be greatly appreciated with presents for Under 7s and Over 12s especially welcome. Electrical items will be accepted with PAT testing procedures in place.

Anyone taking part is asked to indicate whether the gift is intended for a boy or girl as well as the age group. Gift wrapped presents would also be greatly appreciated.

Midfielders Gary Dicker and Greg Kiltie were on hand to promote and show support for the project. 

Janice Grant, EACHa secretary, said: “We are delighted to be part of the 'Bring a Gift' Christmas event.

“Many young people, who may have very little in their Christmas stocking, will enjoy a brighter Christmas Day thanks to the generosity of football supporters. Your kindness really makes a difference.”

KFCSA secretary Iain Sherry said: "The KFCSA committee felt after Motherwell did a 'Bring a Gift' last year that it would be greatly appreciated if Killie fans could do something similar this season.

"Many kids are in the unfortunate position where they go without at this time of year and hopefully as many Killie fans as possible can help bring a smile to some kids face on Christmas morning, by bringing a gift that EACHa will ensure goes to those who really need it in the local area."