Wasps are urgently appealing for the general public to give the Club’s Christmas donation drive for vulnerable parts of the community one last push at the penultimate home game of 2019.
More than 300 non-perishable food items were donated at Wasps’ clash against Agen earlier this month, and the Club’s upcoming European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Edinburgh Rugby at Ricoh Arena on Saturday 14 December presents the last chance for others to donate their own items before Christmas.
The Club is seeking items such as new children’s toys, toiletries, sleeping bags, and hats, gloves and scarves to complete the array of items that will be donated to charities including Coventry Winter Night Shelter, Coventry Foodbank, Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and the Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington.
Remaining items can be donated between 12pm and 2.30pm at various donation points around the stadium, including inside the Wasps Club Shop, the main North entrance, and the entrance to the East Stand ahead of kick-off at 3pm.
Aimee Richardson, Charities and Marketing Executive at Wasps, said: “The food donated so far will make a massive difference to individuals across the region, which we are really grateful for, but the more we can collect, the more our donation drive will reach.
“We could do with more brand-new children’s toys to ensure as many children as possible have something to open on Christmas Day, as well as any clean hats, gloves and scarves to help the homeless community and other vulnerable families who are struggling to make ends meet.
“After the Edinburgh game we will embark on a wide outreach between now and Christmas where we will be personally delivering the items to each charity who can then ensure the items go to those who need them the most.
“If we could match, if not beat, the 300 items that were donated last time out, that would be phenomenal!”
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