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RUCST | Give a Christmas gift appeal

10 December 2018

Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC) & Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are proud to launch the Give a Christmas Gift Appeal on the run up to the festive period.

Fans across the borough can now either buy a gift tag from the Red & White Shop for £5 or donate some much needed supplies for Rotherham Food Bank.

The £5 gift tag will support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospital. All food donated will go direct to Rotherham Food bank to help support struggling families from across the borough.

Please see list of food below which can be donated at a collection point;

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Fruit juice (long life carton)
Pasta sauce
Tinned sponge pudding
Tinned tomato
Tinned vegetables
Tinned rice pudding
Tea bags / Instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned fruit
Biscuits / snack bars

Milles players Anthony Forde and Laurence Bilboe were on hand again this year to show their support to Rotherham Food Bank along with Head of Community Jamie Noble.

Jamie Noble, Head of Community said: “We are thrilled to support local charities and businesses such as Rotherham Food Bank. The work they do for the local community is fantastic and they deserve the recognition for their constant devotion to the town.

“Without organisations like this, many people would go without some of the bare essentials that get taken for granted on a daily basis, so I would like to thank Rotherham Food Bank for their commitment to the community of Rotherham.

"I was overwhelmed by the statistics from Rotherham Food Bank, with an increase of 30% from last year."

So far, 1846 food parecls have been given out, helping 2441 adults, 1259 children (3700 people in total). In 2017, 80,461kg of food was donated!

If you would like to find out more information about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, please email

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