COVID-19 has not only impacted the health of thousands, but has also has brought significant mental and economic implications.
We are aware of recent the demands on local foodbanks and with additional pressures to provide presents at Christmas, strains and family hardship will likely be highlighted further, particularly in our borough, throughout the festive season.
Barnsley FC will make a number of donations to the cause, across all age groups (boy and girl, aged 1-16). Where appropriate, Barnsley FC personnel will also make a number of special deliveries to deliver packages. Where possible, we ask our Barnsley FC community to consider supporting this appeal, which can be done in a number of ways:
Option 1 – Online Donation via barnsleyfcdirect.co.uk
Add required donation item to basket – please only add the items you wish to donate. Click checkout and enter your relevant details. On the delivery screen select ‘Collect From a Store – Add to Donations’ and click continue. Then, pay for the items, and Barnsley FC will do the rest.
Option 2 - Donate part of a posted order
If Reds are ordering other items to be posted and only wish to donate part of their order, they can make a note in the ‘Delivery instructions box’ once they have selected their delivery address.
Supporters can then complete checkout, pay for the items and their order will be picked accordingly.
Option 3 – Leave a gift at Oakwell
We will accept donations to the Christmas toy appeal at Oakwell. Please head to reception and leave your gift there.
Reds Chief Executive, Dane Murphy is proud of the Club’s stance on assisting its community.
“Barnsley Football Club has a social responsibility within the community and we are well aware of the impact that the pandemic has had throughout the last nine months.
“With Christmas a matter of weeks away, in partnership with Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank and Barnsley Council, we can play a significant role in alleviating stress and anxiety of families within our region. For many, Christmas is a time for celebration and through this appeal, we hope to put a smile on the faces of those who need it most.
“In October, we also made a commitment to support children going hungry during the school break, aligning with Marcus Rashford’s campaign. Both Barnsley FC and Reds in the Community will continue on this promise, by both making donations and contributing in fundraising activities for appropriate charities throughout the Christmas break.”
Commenting on the Barnsley FC’s involvement in the campaign, Tony Batty said:
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to Barnsley Football Club, players, staff and supporters for their support of such a worthwhile cause. We have had such a great response so far. I think this year Christmas will be hard and people are really in the spirit to help make someone’s Christmas a little bit brighter.”