Donation station at Sunday's game.
Newcastle Falcons players will be helping homeless people in Newcastle this festive season and fans are invited to get involved too at Sunday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup game against Lyon.
After a number of players expressed a wish to help those who find themselves homeless in the city over Christmas, the club made contact with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people to seek guidance of how they could help.
As a result, at Sunday’s game the club will be operating a donation station outside of the East Stand for fans who would like to donate items from Crisis’ wish list that they players will then help distribute.
The station will be manned from 1pm until kick off at 3pm.
This year Crisis at Christmas in Newcastle will welcome over 250 guests who are homeless, lonely or otherwise isolated to their Christmas Day and Boxing Day event at the city’s Skylight centre. An endeavour that would not be possible without the help and generosity of the North East public.
Items included on the wish list include tinned chicken, ham, soups and vegetables, tea bags, instant coffee, toiletries and clothing, with all donations received with thanks.
For the full Crisis Wish List, please click here.