York rugby club teams up with the Sally Army for Christmas toys appeal

23 Nov 2020 @ 3.35 pm
| Charity

A York rugby club is putting its weight behind The Salvation Army to help power its Christmas Present Appeal.

Nestle Rowntree RUFC will be hosting two key dates for people to drop off presents in order to make young people’s festive season a little bit better.

On the 8 and 9 December, the team will be on hand to accept donations at New Earswick Sports & Social Club on White Rose Avenue in York.

Working with The Salvation Army this dedicated appeal is calling for residents in and around York to help, if they can, by donating new and unwrapped gifts for 0-16-year-olds.

Chairman of Nestle Rowntree RUFC James Baldwin said: “While 2020 has been challenging for many, one of the positives we can take away from this year is how we’ve seen communities come together and show their support to those that have inadvertently fallen on hard times.

“This Christmas Present Appeal is just another way we can continue this united front and make Christmas special for those who really deserve it.”

The appeal runs until mid-December, therefore the donations must be collected before this date to allow for the presents to be wrapped and distributed before Christmas day.

For more information on when and where you can drop off your donations visit this web page.

There’s also information on suggested presents that would be suitable for each age group.