Sydney FC supports the Wishing Tree appeal

Help Sydney FC brighten the lives of those less fortunate this Christmas.

Christmas is almost upon us and while top of Sydney FC-s wish list is a win this-weekend against the Perth Glory, the Hyundai A-League club is calling on its supporters to not only get behind the team at the SFS on Sunday, but to also do their bit to help those less fortunate this Festive Season by contributing to the Kmart Wishing Tree appeal.

This week several of the Sky Blues- stars, including Stuart Musialik, Iain Fyfe and Alex Brosque kicked-off Sydney-s contribution by wrapping their own presents to place under the Wishing Tree, and they-re encouraging fans to do the same this Sunday.

“While you might sit down with loved ones on Christmas morning, there are fellow Australians who simply aren-t as fortunate and a gift under the Wishing Tree can make an enormous difference in their lives,” said Alex Brosque.

A Wishing Tree will be placed at the main entrance to Sydney Football Stadium from the opening of the gates at 3pm until after kick-off in the round-16 encounter at 5pm.

Match attendees are encouraged to bring a gift to support this year-s Appeal. Cash donations will also be accepted and turned into gift cards before Christmas.

Wishing Tree tags will be available at the Tree for gift donors to ensure their gifts goes to the intended recipient.

“Although you-ll never meet the recipient you-re giving to, you-ll have comfort in knowing you have made someone else-s Christmas and that you-ve given them hope,” said appeal spokesman, Major Gary Masters of The Salvation Army.

Gifts can also be donated at any Kmart store until December 24 2008.

Click here for more information about the Kmart Wishing Tree appeal.