Blackpool Football Club and the Club’s Community Trust are proud to be delivering the Christmas Campaign again in 2021.
Following the outstanding success of the 2020 festive fundraiser and the generous donations made from our community, enough funds were raised to deliver the scheme again, without having to fundraise this year.
The offer has been made to every primary school in Blackpool to provide a gift, supported by Merlin Entertainments, to every child in Blackpool that is at risk of not receiving a present on Christmas morning. The numbers for the order made are 1,643, to support children aged 4-11.
Blackpool FC Community Trust CEO Ashley Hackett said:
“After the amazing support from local people, businesses, Blackpool FC Players, staff, fans and Segantii Capital Management last year, we were blown away with the response, which actually meant we could deliver the campaign for two years.
“Supported by Lego and Merlin Entertainments, we have been able to purchase some great gifts for our children. The numbers of need that have come from our local schools are heart-breaking, but with the support that was made last year we have been able to continue this legacy.”
Blackpool FC Owner Simon Sadler said:
“The way that we all came together to fund this project last Christmas was one of the highlights of my custodianship. It gave me an immense sense of pride to see the town and wider community working collectively to address the issue of local children going without a gift to open on Christmas Day.
“The amount raised went way beyond what we first envisaged, and that has now provided us with an opportunity to impact so many more children again this year.”