Carlisle United Official Supporters' Club are appealing to fans to help make Christmas special for those less fortunate.
They are holding food and toy collections before the home game with Port Vale at Brunton Park on Saturday (December 16).
The food collection is on behalf of Carlisle Foodbank whose aim is to provide three days of emergency food for people in the area in crisis.
They are also helping with the Mission Christmas appeal, organised by CFM radio, and are hoping to collect toys or gifts for underprivileged, disadvantaged or disabled children.
The collection point for both the food and toys will be the CUOSC supporters’ surgery in the Study Centre, at Brunton Park (next to the club shop) between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
Every donation of tinned or long life food is valuable but the Foodbank is always in need of UHT or powdered milk. Also toiletries, nappies, baby wipes and household cleaning products would be appreciated.
Mission Christmas is encouraging people to buy one extra gift and donate it to the appeal. The gift should be new, unopened and unwrapped.
The main focus this year is for babies and boys and girls aged between 9-13. They usually get plenty of toys for children between 5-9 but struggle for younger and older children.
CUOSC are hoping kind-hearted United fans will help make the collections a Christmas bumper special.