HUNDREDS of toys, games and a phenomenal half a tonne of food have been donated to a Christmas appeal run by Winsford Diamonds Football Club.

Young players collect gifts and donations every year for the Salvation Army and Mid Cheshire Foodbank.

Toys will be distributed to families who would otherwise go without this Christmas and food will be given to families in crisis.

Virginia Daly, from Winsford Diamonds Football Club said: "Together we’ve made a massive difference to other people’s Christmas this year. It has been an absolutely monumental effort from everyone involved.

"A representative of Mid Cheshire Foodbank confirmed the total weight of the food collected was 570kg which is around half a tonne, which is absolutely amazing."

Winsford Guardian:

Winsford Diamonds Football Club has been overwhelmed with donations for their Christmas appeal

Local businesses, schools and players teamed up to support the appeal.

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Special thanks have been given to Henkel, Compass Minerals, Wincanton. Co-op Wharton. Grange Primary School, Wharton Primary School, Winsford Diamonds FC Boot Room and many other local businesses who collected donations.

Virginia added: "To the parents of our players, their families, friends and relatives who all donated whether big or small, you have made a massive difference.

"A really big thank you from everyone at Winsford Diamonds FC for supporting our Christmas Appeal."