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OACT Food & Toy Collections

25 October 2023

Oldham Athletic, along with Oldham Athletic Community Trust, are pleased to extend their support to Oldham Foodbank and the wider community in need with three matchday collections planned prior to Christmas.

Starting with the home fixture against Altrincham at the end of October, the collections will enable supporters to donate either food or toys to help the local community.

Food collection

- Saturday 28 October (Altrincham)

The foodbank, which delivers food directly to people’s homes, has already fed more than 10,000 individuals this year. It is now appealing for additional help as donations have dried up with the cost of living crisis, yet demand has soared.

Prior to kick-off at the Altrincham fixture on 28 October, and in the week leading up to the game, supporters are once again kindly invited to make donations of food and essentials in order to help those in need within our community.

The donation point will be held within Athletic Store, which is located within the Joe Royle Stand at Boundary Park.

 At present there is a greater emphasis on:

  • Cooking sauce
  • Cordial/squash
  • Pot noodles
  • Jam
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Shampoo
  • Nappies size 4/5/6/7, Baby Milk
  • Cereal

Toy Collection

- Saturday 25 November (Ebbsfleet)

- Saturday 2 December (Boreham Wood)

Last Christmas an estimated £5,000 worth of toys were collected before being donated to the Salvation Army, Oldham, who worked with over 300 families that faced a tough Christmas.

Similarly to last year, there are still many families within our local communities who face a tough Christmas as the cost of living crisis continues.

Further details on the Christmas Toy Appeal will be released in the coming weeks, however if you are a local business interested in working with Oldham Athletic Community Trust as part of the Toy Appeal please email:

For those that don't want to physically donate items but want to contribute, you can donate money through supported giving to Oldham Athletic Community Trust and all fund received will go towards the cause! You can donate by clicking the link HERE.

Martin Vose, OACT Head of Community, said: "Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the collections last season. With regards to both the food & toy collections we were blown away by the support received from a multitude of people & organisations locally.

"I appreciate that the current cost of living crisis is affecting everyone in some way, however anything big or small that is donated will be greatly received.”

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