Berwick Rangers get involved in Christmas present appeal!

📸 | Berwick Rangers Director, Dan Crowe hands over toys to The Salvation Army collected from last year’s appeal.

For the second year, Berwick Rangers are joining up with the Salvation Army’s Berwick centre as part of their annual Christmas present appeal.

Last year, over 76,000 gifts were distributed by the Salvation Army nationwide, and we had a fantastic response from fans of the Dream Team when we asked for your help last season. With the Salvation Army expecting more families to be requesting help this year, the football club is again working to collect donations that will brighten up Christmas for our local community.

If you are able, we would like fans to bring a gift with them to either of the first two Berwick home games in December – against Caledonian Braves this coming Saturday, and against Edinburgh University on Saturday 16 December. We will ensure all presents end up under the Christmas tree of children who otherwise might not receive presents this year. We would like donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Berwick fans can deliver toys to the main club office before the home matches on the 2nd and 16th, or to turnstile operators as they enter the ground. Once the clubs have received your donations, we will ensure these are delivered to the Salvation Army in plenty of time to be unwrapped by children on Christmas morning. Alternatively, you could order toys directly to the club if you cannot make either of these games but still want to help out. Just make sure all packages are addressed to Berwick Rangers, Shielfield Park, Tweedmouth, TD15 2EF.

The Salvation Army have produced a list of recommended donations (new and unwrapped), which you may find helpful:

– 0-3 years:  dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles
– 3-5: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles
– 5-9: educational games & toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs & family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords
– 9-12: games and toys, stationery, DVDs, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats
– 13-16: books, make-up and toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers

We would love to see plenty of fans come to Shielfield Park in December, to cheer on Thomas Scobbie’s side on the pitch, and to spread some festive goodwill off it. Merry Christmas, and see lots of you on Saturday!