With the amount of money footballers earn these days, it is surprising to see how little players give back to the local community, yet heading into Christmas, Charlie Austin has done just that.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 6, 2019
As tweeted on the striker’s wife Twitter account, the former Southampton attacker decided to hand loads of presents to kids living in refuge in the town of West Brom as part of the KidsOut initiative which aims to make Christmas special for disadvantaged children.
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The gesture was warmly welcomed by plenty of West Brom supporters on social media, who praised Austin for his brilliant gesture to the local community and giving back to those less fortunate in a part of the year that is meant to be celebrated by everyone.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about Austin’s great gesture to handing out presents to kids living in refuge this Christmas, with plenty of supporters applauding the striker for his festive giving…
As someone who works day in day out with kids in need, this means a lot to the kids when people donate presents like this! And their faces when then get them Well done Mr and Mrs Austin and everyone else who takes their time to do this @chazaustin10
— Alexandria Glenn (@Alexand37710763) December 6, 2019
What a bloke. Such a gent and says it how it is.
— Joshua Bell (@JoshBel82938253) December 6, 2019
Amazing work. Well done @chazaustin10!
— Johnny Breen (@johnnyb1694) December 6, 2019
What a great man
— Jonathan Evans (@The5pecialone31) December 6, 2019
What a bloke
— Jack May (@Jackmaywba) December 6, 2019
— Danny (@DannyWBAFC) December 6, 2019
Supporters will be hoping Austin’s good work off the pitch can continue to translate into more goalscoring form when Swansea City come to the Hawthorns this weekend.