The Posh Academy are helping the homeless through Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
The Peterborough United Academy, players and staff, are joining forces to help the local community through the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019, which will directly assist those using a number of vitally important facilities within the Peterborough area.
The Academy will not only be doing ‘shoeboxes’ themselves, but they are also inviting people across the city to donate their own ‘shoebox’ which will be delivered by players and staff from the thriving Academy.
A ‘shoebox’ represents a person’s thoughtful gift to a perfect stranger, a sign that love and thoughts are with them during the festive season. As the winter weather creeps in, those that are less fortunate than others are preparing for one of the toughest times of the years.
All shoeboxes are unisex and can include toiletries, treats, essentials or other items with a full list available to view on the official Facebook page, ‘Christmas Shoebox appeal for the local homeless @santaslittlehelper2016
If supporters wish to get involved and support the Academy give back to the community. Shoeboxes to be dropped off to the training ground between Mondays and Fridays 8am to 4pm to either Kayleigh or Alicia, (deadline is 6th December)
Head of Academy Player Care Kayleigh Stent said: “We felt it was important to give back to the community and this was a great way of doing that. There are so many people in the city that are struggling and Christmas only heightens that. It can be a time of real joy for some but for others it is a time of sadness and isolation and hopefully by creating a shoebox, that gift can bring someone a little joy and comfort.
“Our staff and players will be personally helping to deliver the shoebox to those that need them and it would be great if people can help us by dropping off shoeboxes at the Mick George Training Academy (Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 7EA). Whether it be toiletries like shampoo, tooth brushes or hand cream or essentials like bottled water or hand warmers, it really is appreciated.”