A group of Rovers supporters, volunteers, staff and players (along with Raith TV and our club photographer) recently visited one of our charity partners, The Cottage Family Centre, to hear about their Christmas Toy Appeal and to see how Raith Rovers FC and their supporters can help make Christmas a little happier for some local children.
The Cottage Family Centre was set up in 1987 by a group of local parents, and has developed into a community hub to support the needs and aspirations of children aged 0-16 years (along with their families) in Kirkcaldy and surrounding areas of Fife.
A Christmas Toy Appeal is being organised this Christmas by The Cottage Family Centre and Raith Rovers FC are delighted to be able to help them.
Raith Rovers Supporters’ Director Dorothy Wilson spoke to raithrovers.net to tell us more about their appeal:
“Raith Rovers FC are delighted to announce that we are partnering with The Cottage to boost their Christmas Toy Appeal and are asking supporters to bring along a toy to the Queens Park match on 19th November if they can.
The Cottage have asked that the presents are new and unwrapped.
They would be delighted with gifts for boys and girls of all ages but in particular for kids aged 7-12.
For those who are unable to bring a toy but would like to contribute, there will be a cash collection before the game v Queens Park. Supporters who cannot make it to the game or who live further afield can still help by sending gifts via online shopping direct to the Cottage Family Centre, 34 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 2QE”
Pauline Buchan, Strategic Manager of The Cottage Family Centre, added:
“We are once again absolutely blown away by the support and commitment of everyone involved with Raith Rovers Football Club especially during what is a very difficult time for families across our communities.
We see first-hand the difference your support makes, and we hugely appreciate everything you continue to do”