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news > 29/01/2018 - 2017 Christmas Appeal Update

Christmas appeal

Following your fantastic response to our 2016 Christmas Appeal, we teamed up again with local charities up and down the country to supply over 20,000 wrapped Christmas gifts. We, and the charities involved, made herculean efforts to make sure Christmas letters were considered and that 5,000 children not only had something to unwrap on Christmas day, but they also had the gift they actually asked Father Christmas for.

And thanks to your continued and generous support we did it. Again.

The stakes were certainly upped towards the end of last year when figures were released that another 200,000 children had slipped into poverty.

The UK now has 3.9 million children living in poverty. Two in three children of those have a parent who is in employment. This is a very worrying trend indeed.

We launched our Christmas appeal to provide gifts for vulnerable children so they would have a present to open on Christmas morning and in turn, support their development by providing items like toys, story/activity books, and stationery. We feel that they deserve to have an equal opportunity in learning and they should have the basic necessities like clothing, toiletries, and books to help them to progress.

We had an overwhelming response from many businesses across the UK who donated their surplus stock in support of our appeal - thank you so much for making such a huge impact and making a difference in the lives of so many vulnerable people.

As ever the children we distributed to were overwhelmed with what we managed to get to them. Young Joel commented "How did Santa know that I love to watch YouTube." And the adorable Amy said "I love my make up it's going to make me so pretty."

As part of our mission to ensure gifts go to our most vulnerable and overstretched, we also sent out gift bags to the mums of children with special needs. We had some wonderful feedback;

"It was such a nice surprise to have. We spend so much of our life fighting or learning for our child that to take a moment out to discover what was in this bag was lovely. Thank you x"

And also,

"It was lovely to get an unexpected treat from people who we've never met but had thought about and appreciated us as special needs mums."

Just some of the many wonderful businesses who contributed to our Christmas Appeal include: 2 Little Boys, 66 Books Ltd, Admiral Cleaning Supplies Limited, Ltd, Baby Brands Direct Ltd, Bee Smart, Creative Kingdom Books Ltd, Delta Galil, Euro-Rose Knitwear Limited, Gazelle Sports Ltd, Guy Darrells Trading Ltd, Interplay UK Ltd, J.S. Peters & Son Limited, Jumbo Games Ltd, Lyreco UK Limited, Northern Lingerie, People Tree, Sheldon Baby Clothes and Baby Bedding, Skyland, Sockshop, The Lagoon Group, Tommy Tippee, Usborne Publishing Limited, and many more. Thank you to everyone who donated.

In addition, employees at Fortuna Healthcare came on board by organising a "Family Fun Day" and employees from Barry Owen Ltd organised a "Christmas Jumper Day", all to raise funds to support our distribution process.

Overall, 2017 was yet another year where we stormed our targets, and it's thanks to you.

Many businesses tell us that January is the month for taking stock and stock-taking. So if you are a business that is clearing out your warehouse, and you find new products that you don't need, then please do get in touch - email

What we need:

  • Clothing/Textiles
  • Toys/Books
  • Bedding and Linen
  • Stationery
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning Products

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