The charity chosen for this year’s Boxing Day derby collection is Aspire NI.

“We are so pleased to be this year’s chosen charity for a collection at the Boxing Day derby.  

“We currently work in schools in Lurgan and Portadown providing academic mentoring, tuition and a skills academy for low income children. We are thankful for this opportunity to gather support from people from both towns.

“We want to thank Portadown FC and Glenavon FC for their support towards Aspire and the young people and schools we work with.”

Please kindly remember to bring some cash to throw into the buckets as you pass them. Aspire provide an excellent service to the young people of our local area. If you’d like to find out more, or contact Aspire, please visit their website –