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FC United of Manchester to host the homeless at Broadhurst Park on Christmas Day

The season of goodwill is here and FC United of Manchester are getting in on the act once again as they get set to open the doors at Broadhurst Park to the homeless this Christmas.

On Saturday, the National League North club collected tinned food and dry goods for local food banks and will be accepting donations of new toys from December 11 to 15 at their stadium.

That’s not all! When FC United are visited by Southport on Saturday, January 6, they will be hosting their annual Big Coat Day, where people are encouraged to donate warm clothing.

Last year, the club welcomed over 40 people on Christmas Day, who were looked after by many FC United volunteers.

The football club, in partnership with The Homeless Manchester Project and Depaul UK, will be providing toiletries and towels to allow everyone the opportunity to have a hot shower on Christmas Day with breakfast will also be available. Activities include table football, table tennis, pool, Xbox, PS4 and various arts and crafts.

If you would like to volunteer at any of the events, email vinny.thopson@fc-utd.net or ring 0161 769 2005.

Toy Collection donation times at Broadhurst Park:
Monday 11 December – 9am to 12noon
Wednesday 13 December – 9am to 12noon
Friday 15 December – 9am to 12noon

Christmas Day:
Broadhurst Park open between 9am and 2pm.
Minibus service from Piccadillly Gardens at 9.15am, 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am and will also make return journeys afterwards.
If you are able to donate any of these items, contact vinny.thopson@fc-utd.net (0161 769 2005): Sleeping bags, rucksacks/bags, new underwear, socks, scarves, warm hats, gloves, trainers, toiletries, wet wipes.

Big Coat Day donation times at Broadhurst Park:
Monday 11 December – 9am to 12noon
Wednesday 13 December – 9am to 12noon
Friday 15 December – 9am to 12noon
Saturday 6 January – 11am to 2pm

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