A football team's players have shown that Christmas is the season of goodwill with a generous donation to a food bank. 

Daisy Hill FC had been collecting food since the beginning of their football season, with one player picking an item of food each home match and every player bringing in a different brand of the item. 

Any duplicate brands resulted in a £2 fine, which went into a kitty to buy more food. 

On Friday, December 22, players Henry Chalkley and Harvey Roberts, both 18, dropped off the parcels to Westhoughton Community Assist, which runs a food bank. 

Manager, Lee Hill, said: "Since the start of the season, at every home game, one member of the team has picked an item of tinned or packet of food, and every player then has to bring a different brand of that item.

"If anyone brings the same item, there is a £2 fine and that goes into a kitty to buy more food.

"We wanted to make sure we picked items that were non-perishable, and would be put to good use by Westhoughton Community Assist.

"All the lads have contributed week in week out, it has been a good thing for the team to do, and the lads can be proud of what they have collected."

Harvey Roberts added: "It's an amazing service that is on offer to local people, and it's quite humbling to hear what the Westhoughton Community Assist service does for the local community.

"I didn't realise just how many families were struggling and in poverty, and need to use a service like this, so it was quite an eye opener.  

"It makes me feel quite proud to think of what we have done in a small way as a team, to help local families who are struggling."

Janet Colley from Westhoughton Community Assist said:  "This fab donation from the boys is very much appreciated.

"Donations like these from the local community, especially from young people growing up here, are really great.  

"They are the people that, in the future, will be able to see the value of helping others less fortunate.

"It’s the life blood of a foodbank and community shop, regular and constant drops to us, helping to keep items on the shelves throughout the year".