SLOUGH Town Football Club hosted an event for homeless people in the town and it was a massive success with over 50 guests in attendance at Arbour Park on Sunday.

Guests were able to enjoy a full Christmas lunch, hot showers, haircuts, treatment from a chiropodist, warm clothing as well as other essential items such as deodorants and toothpaste.

The club would like to thank the Slough Borough Council, The London and Slough Run and Slough Outreach for their support both in advance and on the day of the event.

Thanks also go to Ahmadiyya Slough & South Bucks whose volunteers also attended, and Priestley Artisan Bakery who provided bread and cakes.

The club was inundated with offers of help from their existing team of volunteers as well as other Rebels supporters, plus the four hairdressers and chiropodist.

All the leftover food, clothing and other items were donated to The Salvation Army.

The event is a fantastic example of the club and its supporters getting involved with the community thanks to the help of its volunteers.

Mark Bailey is the Community Engagement Manager at Slough Town. He said: “It was a real privilege to be involved in the event for the homeless which not only shone a light on the club, but the town of Slough as a whole.

“It has been very humbling to meet so many dedicated volunteers from organisations such as London and Slough Run and Slough Outreach, and learn about the selfless work they do every day.

"I would like to personally thank the huge team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the day a huge success. Many of these people have never been to a Slough Town game and it was an honour to work alongside them. It was great to hear so many say that they enjoyed the day and would love to do it again."