With Christmas coming, AFC Fylde Community Foundation are again working alongside local partners to give vulnerable families peace of mind and help make the festive period a little more special for children across Fylde.

Sadly, we know that this will be a tough Christmas for local families, with the financial impact of the rise in the cost of living continuing to cause an unprecedented challenge for thousands of the most disadvantaged low-income families and individuals across the Fylde region.

We’re expecting the number of people requesting support from Fylde Kids Christmas to be greater this year, therefore, we are asking individuals, businesses and organisations to donate new, unwrapped presents suitable for boys and girls aged between two to 16 years old.

All presents donated will be allocated to vulnerable families to ensure every child in the Fylde borough receives a Christmas present this year.

This year, our drop-off points are at the following locations:

·       St Annes – Fylde Town Hall

·       Kirkham – Fylde Sports & Education Centre and Mill Farm Stadium

·       Lytham – Fylde Rugby Club, The Queens Hotel, Lytham House, Apex Cycleworks, Thompson & Hardwick Optometrists, No 4 The Salon

·       Freckleton – The Ship at Freckleton

·       Weeton – The Eagle at Weeton

For anybody unable to drop off presents at any of the locations, you can purchase from our wishlist, which will then be delivered to one of our drop-off points. Our wish list can be accessed by CLICKING HERE

The final collection day will be Friday, 8 December, 2023, for presents to be distributed week/ commencing Monday, 18 December, 2023.

For more information, please contact Michael Whittle on 01772 598856 or email michael.whittle@afcfylde.co.uk.