A FOOTBALL club in Knutsford is asking residents to get behind an appeal which will provide gifts for under privileged children this Christmas.

Egerton Football Club has teamed up with The Lalley Toy Appeal to provide Christmas gifts for under privileged children, and is now asking the town for its support to provide an extra Christmas gift by dropping it off at the club on Friday, December 9.

Located on Mereheath Lane, Egerton is acting as a collection point and residents are asked to donate new, unwrapped gifts for children who otherwise would not receive any on Christmas Day.

To contribute to this worthy cause, a collection point for gifts is operating between11am until 4pm.

Outside of these hours, Dave Cameron at the Egerton FC cafe, has also kindly offered to take in toys donated to the appeal.

The club has also generously provided the complimentary use of its facilities to The Lalley Toy Appeal to enable them to host a huge gift packing event on Monday, December 12.

On the day, the charity will be organising more than 15,000 gifts into toy sacks to help to provide 1,900 less fortunate children with a special Christmas that they deserve.

The Lalley Toy Appeal wish to help disadvantaged children wake up happier on Christmas Day and is especially in need of toys such as board games or puzzles to encourage families to come together and create a fun environment for the children.

The appeal is also desperately short of presents for teenagers and stocking fillers for both boys and girls.

Gaynor Clifton, from Egerton Football Club, said: “We’re really excited to be working with The Lalley Toy Appeal.

"Being able to provide a space and see the gifts being wrapped for each individual child to help make Christmas one to remember for them is very special."

For those who wish to, but are unable to drop off unwrapped presents prior to the gift wrapping event, the appeal is gratefully receiving donations via their Just Giving page: justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/caritassalford/toys2016