Leaders taking time to lend a hand

EVO-STIK League leaders Altrincham are looking forward to putting the title race to one side to help local families in crisis this Christmas.

Volunteers and officials at Moss Lane are teaming up with the Trafford South Foodbank for a food and cash collection when they host Shaw Lane in the EVO-STIK League's top flight on Saturday 9 December.

The community-minded Robins are hoping fans of both clubs will dig deep and bring along items to donate to the foodbank which was founded by local churches and community groups and is one of nearly 500 in The Trussell Trust network working to tackle food poverty and hunger across the UK.

Altrincham's honorary head of diversity & inclusion, Jacqui Forster, said: "The local foodbank will be in attendance in the J. Davidson Stadium to take your donations and they will be able to distribute items to people just in time for Christmas, so please make somebody's Christmas a happy one and ensure that local families do not go hungry this year.

"Please bring either the following items, or donate money to the collectors so that they can buy food in bulk which is cheaper, and they can check the best before dates: Cordial and fruit juice, UHT milk, sponge puddings, biscuits and chocolate, crisps, nuts and sugar.

"Also, all toiletries, including shower gel, soap, shampoo, toilet rolls, deodorants. No fresh foods please. Thank you in advance to all generous Altrincham FC fans and let’s make all local families have a wonderful Happy Alty Christmas!"

For more information on the foodbank visit: traffordsouth.foodbank.org.uk.

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