Festive Friends tops 100 in the Blue Toon

Dec 15, 2021

Peterhead Football Club were unable to host their annual Festive Friends Event yesterday due to Covid restrictions however seasonal cheer was spread throughout the local area yesterday when over 100 Christmas Hampers were delivered by club officials from Balmoor.

Community Liaison Officer Nat Porter put out an appeal at the end of last month for the club to be told of any elderly, isolated or vulnerable person in the Peterhead area who would benefit from a hamper and there was a terrific three figure response.

First team manager Jim McInally was one of a team of delivery drivers sent out to hand over the hampers and the boss said: “I used to enjoy the Festive Friends Event where I would end up serving Christmas Dinner along with some of our players. Unfortunately Covid has put events like that on hold, so the next best thing we could do was to supply a Christmas Hamper to the local people who would normally have come along.”

“It was good to be out and about doing the deliveries and having a chat about the team and how we are getting on. I may well be Scotland’s longest serving manager with over 10 years at Peterhead however some of the people I met have been fans of the club for a lot longer.”

Jim added: “I am really pleased that there was such a good response. Nat does a terrific job in the Peterhead community and to have over 100 people engage with the club in this way is great recognition for the work he does. Our thanks go to everyone at the SPFL Trust for their help in organising the hampers and to everyone who helped furnish them.”