Gift Drive in support of Mission Christmas

Located outside the East Stand on Tuesday.

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Elland Road will host a special Open Training session on Tuesday 20th December 2022, which is in full support of Mission Christmas, as we aim to raise as much money and allow as many donations of gifts and toys to ensure children around Leeds don't go without this Christmas.

Families and supporters will be able to attend on Tuesday evening and donate a gift on arrival at the stadium, if they are able to do so, with the Mission Christmas van parked outside the East Stand Concourse, with volunteers on hand for any help or further information you may need.

The open training session will begin from 5pm and it is free entry for all Season Ticket holders and Members that wish to attend. The East Stand Concourse and turnstiles however will open from 4pm, with lots of activitites for our young supporters to get involved with, including football activities with our mascot Kop Cat, facepainters, balloon modellers and a special 360 degree photobooth for fans to make the most of.

We are asking all supporters who attend to either donate to Mission Christmas through bucket collections that will be present, bring a gift which can go directly to a child in the area for Christmas Day at the van drop off, or you can make a donation online here.

Mission Christmas is a campaign set up by Cash For Kids, designed to help Santa reach children living in poverty. The charity is in place for the children that need it most across the UK.

The club have worked closely with the charity for a number of years and will now do so once again, with players and staff offering their support through a significant contribution.

The Leeds United Superstore will also remain open all day and close late in the evening, for any of your own remaining Christmas shopping.

Thousands of children across the region wake up to no presents on Christmas Day. At Leeds United, we want to ensure that number is significantly reduced and joy can be brought to as many young faces as possible.

Mobile tickets will be issued for entry. Season Ticket Holders and Members can secure up to 10 free tickets for the event, but must claim their ticket in advance and online only.


Cash for Kids guarantee your support will mean that a child who is at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day, will have something to open. Their mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in our communities who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs.

Those who are unable to attend Open Training and still wish to support Mission Christmas can do so, by donating using the link below.


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