A group of community-driven football fans organized a successful fundraiser for a local food bank this Christmas.

Folkestone Invicta Noyz Boyz organized the depot of food and other essential supplies ahead of the Folkestone club’s FA Trophy match against Uxbridge on December 18.

Folkestone Invicta fans Adam Davidson and Anthony Hassan deliver to Shepway Food Bank

Fans, players and club staff all generously contributed to the appeal, and much needed goods were donated to Shepway Food Bank today by fans Adam Davidson and Anthony Hassan.

It is hoped that more collections will take place ahead of games at the club’s BuildKent Stadium in Cheriton Road in the New Year.

Invicta President Paul Morgan said: “When I heard about it I thought it would work really well, and he did.

“I’ve heard that the Noyz Boyz are looking to do a few more after Christmas which will be fantastic for the football club and the community.

“I personally want to thank everyone involved in organizing this and everyone who donated to a great cause.

Food and other essentials donated by fans, players and Invicta staff for the Shepway Food Bank
Food and other essentials donated by fans, players and Invicta staff for the Shepway Food Bank

“We have a lot of supporters at the club. As a club we are always behind this stuff and I am very proud to be part of a fantastic football club.”

Invicta beat Uxbridge 2-0, thanks to goals from Josh Vincent and Ade Yusuff, to reach the fourth round of the competition for the first time – drawing a draw against Wrexham, the big-spending National League side.

But just hours after the draw, the prospect of fans seeing the match was questioned by new Covid-19 restrictions in Wales, which could see the January 15 match played behind closed doors. .