Club support Bring A Gift Appeal launch

Kilmarnock Football Club is pleased to be supporting the Kilmarnock FC Supporters Association, EACHa and the Salvation Army with their annual Bring A Gift appeal later this month.

Killie stars Stephen O’Donnell and Laurentiu Branescu joined the groups to launch the campaign, which aims to help put a smile on the faces of children and families in the area, who may be struggling.

Presents will be collected at our home match against Hearts on Saturday, November 23. The scheme has proved to be very successful in the past two seasons and we hope supporters will be able to contribute again this year.

With our festive home fixtures following on one midweek (St Johnstone – Dec 4) and close to Christmas (Motherwell – Dec 21), the collection is running slightly earlier this year but we will notify fans of additional collections points after November 23 should you wish to take part.

Stations to collect gifts will be situated outside the Moffat Stand and the Chadwick Stand.

Iain Sherry, KFCSA Chairman, said “Once again we are delighted to be involved in helping bring  joy to kids in Ayrshire who may not have enjoyed Christmas without the help of Kilmarnock fans.

“We hope that fans will be as generous as they have the last two years.”

Janice Grant from East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action (EACHa) said: “EACHa and the local Salvation Army have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Kilmarnock supporters over the past two Christmas appeals.

“Last year we needed four cars and a van to take the gifts from Rugby Park.

“The gifts will be delivered by children’s services to local families in plenty of time for Christmas. Your kindness makes a big difference to many children at this time of year, many of whom would otherwise have had very little else on Christmas Day.

“Thank you to everyone who takes part and brings something along.”

The club will keep supporters informed of full arrangements ahead of the Hearts match as well as making our own contribution to this extremely worthwhile programme.