Every year, Spartans Community host a Winter Appeal, in order to help those most in need over the festive period and beyond. Unfortunately, this year, through the cost of living crisis, this help is needed more than ever as many families from our local community and further afield have faced a year of hardship and difficult choices.
This Sunday (18th Dec), at our game vs Glasgow City we’ll be supporting The Spartans Community Football Academy Winter Appeal, urging supporters to bring along their once loved winter garments, such as jackets and jumpers, to donate to those in need.
Speaking in the Community Blog, Spartans CFA CEO Dougie Samuel stated:
“Although it’s a difficult time for many the kindness, generosity and selflessness of so many people continues to provide us with hope and rays of human sunshine. Together we can get through what is sure to be hugely difficult winter and beyond. As ever, The Academy is committed to doing all we can to make a meaningful difference in our wee patch of the world.”
Head Coach, Debbi McCulloch on the importance of the winter appeal:
“The Academy is the heart of the Football Club with this years winter appeal focusing on us collecting and distributing winter jackets for local community groups, families and schools. It is a hugely challenging and difficult time for many low-income families in our local community so every donation is greatly appreciated and will help us to help others in need over the festive period.”
Donations can be dropped off at The Academy from now until January 9th with all clothing being recycled or re-used to local community partners and schools in the surrounding area.