Today marks the launch of Chesterfield Football Club's first ever Christmas Toy Appeal, aiming to put smiles on the faces of underprivileged children and families in the local area on Christmas Day.Fans are being encouraged to drop gifts off at the club during the lead up to Christmas.
An appeal has gone out to all Spireites, the general public and businesses to pick up an extra children's present while Christmas shopping and donate it to the appeal.
The players visit various hospitals and charities every Christmas and the presents will be handed out during those trips.
Kevin Fitzgerald, the club's head of commercial and marketing, said: "We are very much the hub of the local community and we want to do all we can to help local children and families this Christmas.
"We are hoping that the kindness of our fantastic supporters will enable the club to give more to charities and children than ever before.
"With the help of the Chesterfield community and local businesses, we want to ensure the children of struggling families have presents to open on Christmas Day."
Donations can be dropped off at the Proact Stadium reception during normal office hours and on match days.