Bury FC and a kind-hearted community group are teaming up to help provide football boots for children and families from struggling households. 

Like many goods in shops due to the cost of living crisis, the price of boots and trainers have shot up, making it tough for parents to find funds to purchase them.

Some of the most expensive and sought after boots cost in excess of £200.

In a bid to relieve some of the pressure on parents, the club and FGRS Community Hub will be having a collection day at Gigg Lane for the Shakers' match against AFC Liverpool on Saturday, April 6, which kicks off at 3pm.

Fans and families are invited to donate "pre loved football boots, trainers and astro boots" which are all in a "useable condition".

The club's different teams have also been organising their own collections.

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A club spokesperson said: “Your preloved boots and trainers could make a huge difference to children and young people as they are often a big expense to families.

“Both Bury FC and FGRS Community Hub firmly believe that nobody should be prevented from taking part in sport for want of the right footwear.

“It also helps us do our bit for the environment by keeping the boots out of landfill when they could be out to good use.”

The club is also still signing up schools and junior football clubs which would welcome boots and trainers donations. Contact help@fgrscommunityhub.co.uk to sign up a school.

FGRS Community Hub, which is also based at Gigg Lane, will be collecting donations from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 19. The hub’s opening hours are Monday from 12.30pm  to 2.30pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 2.30pm.