Corstorphine Dynamo FC launch Christmas appeal in partnership with Edinburgh Food Project

A Corstorphine-based football club is launching a Christmas food bank appeal in order to support vulnerable members of the Edinburgh community over the festive period.

By Jacob Farr
Thursday, 19th November 2020, 7:00 am
The clubs newly renovated hub
The clubs newly renovated hub

The appeal is part of a wider project run annually by the Edinburgh Food Project around the holiday season.

Due to Covid-19, Corstorphine Dynamo has set up an online JustGiving page and has asked for anyone with anything to spare to donate - with one social media post by the club suggesting even 29p for a bag of pasta goes a long way.

Collections for food and essential goods will still take place at the club's hub at Gyle Park through appointment only: [email protected] or social media channels.

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Aaron Moffat, club chairman, said: “Having heard a number of stories and reading a number of startling figures over the last six months it has become apparent that food bank use has surged. I felt as a club we had to do something, so I spoke with our community liaison officer David Whelan and we decided to launch our Christmas Food Bank Appeal.

“As we hadn't organised something like this before we didn't know what to aim for but we have already exceeded our expectations as the generosity of our local community has been fantastic.

“Once we hit our deadline on December 4 we will purchase all the items and take them to Edinburgh Food Projects headquarters.

“Part of our ethos is using the power of football for the greater good, football is one of the best tools to connect to people in our country and we should be using that to the best of our ability.”

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