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Scottish Football Clubs Supporting Their Communities This Winter

Date: 14th December 2022

It is bitterly cold outside at the moment. Financially December has always been a tough month for many but add the current cost of living crisis and it has become extremely desperate for a lot of people in need. 

Thankfully we have some wonderful football clubs with great charities and community trusts out there passing on some much needed festive cheer, spirit and kindness. 

This afternoon (Wednesday 14th December) between 12pm and 2pm, Big Hearts will be offering a free bowl of hot food plus teas and coffees as part of their lunch club. It is fantastic to offer food, warmth and even a wee bit of company during this harshest of times for the people who really need it. It all takes place at 1874 Cafe on McLeod Street in Edinburgh and it’s in partnership with homeless charity Cyrenians

Yesterday evening Motherwell’s Community Trust offered something similar to anyone who needed assistance in North Lanarkshire and they’ll do the same tomorrow night (Thursday 15th December) at Fir Park. 

St Roch’s FC in Glasgow are in the middle of a toy drive and are accepting donations of new toys to distribute to local schools, nurseries and housing groups. Some children aren’t always lucky enough to enjoy new things at this time of the year, so it is great to see a football community club like St Roch’s  giving back this month! 

If you are up in Aberdeen then you can help the AFC community Trust as they hope to spread plenty of Christmas cheer with their drive. 

It really is amazing to see football clubs, volunteers and the like to come out all over Scotland and really make a difference to people’s lives and once again shows how football can help out the local community in so many worthwhile ways! 

If you can help out, then seek out a club or community trust near you and offer what you can. If you need help then go along and make yourself known, someone will look after you.  

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