Sydney Thunder has forged an alliance with Barnardos Australia.

Sydney Thunder star Rene Farrell is is urging fans who attend the WBBL matches at Drummoyne Oval to bring along a gift to help a child in need share in the festive season this summer.

The Thunder has forged an alliance with Barnardos Australia, and Farrell is confident the Gifts for Kids campaign – where fans donate unwrapped presents at a drop-off area at the matches against the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat – could make a difference to children across the Thunder Nation.

“Christmas is one of the biggest days of the year for kids and you want to see joy on any kid’s face,” said the veteran of 101 matches for Australia. “Presents are a surprise, and that’s something every child should experience.”

Unwrapped toys can be donated at the main entry gate.

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