Can you help Eddie this Christmas?
U's fluffy hero Eddie the Eagle is asking Colchester United fans to show their generosity once again in the build-up to Christmas.
The players are set to visit Colchester General Hospital in December and, this year, we want to make our festive generosity a truly united effort from all concerned at the club.
In recent years, the first team players have got together to raise money to buy gifts to take them with them on their annual visit to see the children who are in the hospital around Christmas time.
However, last year, we made it a truly united effort on and off the pitch and want to do the same this time around.
The U's backroom staff, from the Ticket Office to the kit room, will all be donating gifts to go into the sacks of presents that we will be taking with us to the hospital, as well as to spread the goodwill around other children's groups.
To make it a real Christmas to remember for those children, we're asking fans to join us in donating gifts!
We're not asking for big presents, just something that will put a smile on the face of one of the children.
Toys, teddies, colouring books – anything would be very gratefully received by the club and the children.
We'll have a donation basket available for fans to leave gifts at the stadium, including for our matchdays in November and early December.
Thanks in advance for your generosity – it is very much appreciated as always!