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Town Spreading Festive Cheer

It is that time of year again where players, staff and supporters of Harrogate Town AFC are coming together to provide festive gifts for those in need.

The Harrogate Town AFC Christmas Appeal will ask for Christmas themed shoeboxes to be donated to support young families and individuals who are struggling to get through this time of year. They may have been living on no thrills tins on beans – this is our chance to put a smile on their face over Christmas.

Get involved and help our cause!

We are asking for shoe boxes to be filled with the following items (or whatever you can donate);
  • Premium Chocolates
  • Biscuits
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Jams or other condiments
Any Christmas themed items that would make the pack extra special

This year we will be working alongside Housing Support and Housing Options Harrogate Borough Council, who actively support and care for families and individuals who are vulnerable to poverty and unable to provide a fun filled and memorable Christmas. Working with their team we are looking to compile 65 special hampers. They will bring festive cheer and some happiness in what can be a lonely time of year.

Jeanette Gaunt, Housing support Manager from (Housing Options HBC) expressed her thanks to Harrogate Town AFC and their supporters. “To help in this way is absolutely amazing. We have a number of families and individuals that will face a very lonely few weeks. By making them smile through the delivery of thoughtful gifts will mean the world to them.”

Housing Options looks to prevent people losing their homes, or securing alternative accommodation.  The Housing Options Team aim to help families and individuals, whether it is helping sort out their bills or debts or putting them in touch with other agencies to support whatever other issues are affecting them, working with Landlords and with any other housing issues.

Iain Service Harrogate Town AFC Community Development Manager adds, “When speaking to the team at Housing Options we were keen to provide something different than a simple collection. They explained the importance of making this hamper special. The key message is that any donation no matter how big or small will make a huge difference. We urge any supporters or friends of Harrogate Town AFC to contribute.

Drop off points

Shoe boxes can be dropped off at the Harrogate Town AFC Club Office and at a designated Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation work within the District using the power of physical activity to empower, motivate and inspire individuals to improve mental health and well being. The Foundation delivers a number of programs that engage local people in positive activities.

For more information about the Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation please visit our website or drop us an email

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