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🎄 Give a bit back with our Giving Tree

Pop into the Fanstore and give a gift to those who need it most

10 December 2019

Once again Reading FC have come together with KidsOut and have put a Giving Tree inside our Fanstore as we count down the days to Christmas.

Through their life-changing work, KidsOut give disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce.

Each year more than 20,000 children flee domestic abuse to seek sanctuary in refuge, typically leaving home with only the clothes on their back – KidsOut works to remind these children and thousands of others living with disadvantages what it is like to be children and just have fun.

How you can give a Giving Tree gift this Christmas...

  • Visit the Fanstore and collect a gift tag from one of the branches on the Giving Tree – each tag has a name (although the real names of the children are protected), as well as their age and a gift on their wish-list.
  • Buy the gift for the recipient and bring the gift and the Giving Tree tag back to the Fanstore by no later than Monday 16th December. Please ensure that the gift remains unwrapped.
  • In conjunction with KidsOut, the present will then be wrapped and the toy will be delivered to a child in refuge.

The very first KidsOut was run in June 1990, for only a couple of hundred children. That has evolved and grown over the year and now KidsOut partners with Rotary to take more than 25,000 disadvantaged children on their National Day Out every year and thousands more through Fun Days, with thousands of Toy Boxes also presented to kids who really appreciate them.

Whatever their disadvantage, KidsOut brings fun and excitement into children’s lives as well as hope for a better future.

So, this Christmas, if you are able to afford a gift for a deserving but disadvantaged child, please visit our Giving Tree 2019 in the Reading FC Fanstore.

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