Chester FC will deliver an early Christmas present to hundreds of children this weekend.

Youngsters from local schools, clubs and community groups will be allowed to attend Saturday's home National League match against Torquay United (3pm) free of charge.

Families can also take advantage of the offer, which is the work of the club's community trust.

The youngsters will be housed in the South Stand.

To receive an allocation of free tickets, email with the names of the children attending, their home addresses (with postcode) and the name of the school, local team or community group they belong to. Families are also welcome to apply.

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One adult per three children will also receive a free ticket for the fixture. Additional adults can receive entry at the reduced rate of £10.

Requested tickets will be available for collection from the South Stand from 2pm on Saturday.

"It would be great to create a noisy, family atmosphere in the South Stand this Saturday," said Jon McCarthy, the Blues' assistant boss and also chief executive of the Chester FC Community Trust.

The game is Chester's last one at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium before Christmas. There will be collection boxes supporting this year's Big Yellow Storage Toy Appeal, to support children at the Countess Of Chester Hospital.

Fans are being asked to bring a toy to donate on the day.