MISSION CHRISTMAS: Urgent call for donations as 16,500 children currently without gifts
Hallam FM's Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, backed by The Star, are urgently seeking donations of toys and gifts to ensure that no child is at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day morning.
With one in three children now living in poverty, over 300 drop off points across Sheffield and South Yorkshire are collecting gifts to support the campaign with the amount of children helped by Mission Christmas expecting to soar past last year’s total of over 21,000.
Mission Christmas sponsor Morfitt Smith have laid on an incentive to try and increase the amount of donations to ensure enough gifts are received to support the appeal by visiting their branches in Banner Cross, Hillsborough and Crookes in Sheffield.
Paul Batty, director at the award winning estate agent, said: “At a busy time of year we wanted to offer something to keep reminding people to donate to Mission Christmas. Anyone visiting our branch with a donation will be entered in to a draw to win a trip to London worth £500 which we hope will incentivise more donations to ensure Mission Christmas is successful and no child goes without.”
POLYPIPE SUPPORT: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/mission-christmas-all-polypipe-wants-for-christmas-is-gift-donations-1-8262391A flurry of registrations for Cash for Kids Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 9th have also been received after we exclusively revealed last week that ITV’s Text Santa has been scrapped this year giving festive fundraisers the opportunity to support a local campaign instead.
Car parking giant APCOA, have also pledged their support for Mission Christmas by offering a discounted weekend ticket for Christmas shoppers visiting Sheffield City Centre to do their festive shop, with £1 from every £3.50 weekend rate ticket being donated to Cash for Kids.
Kim Challis, managing director for APCOA UK & Ireland commented: “We at APCOA are proud to support local charities across the country, and we’re particularly pleased to support Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas campaign.
“Cash for Kids provide a great service to the community, and we’re delighted to be able to support the important work they do.”
Regular updates about Mission Christmas can be found by visiting Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids Facebook page. To get involved or make a donation you can visit www.hallamfm.co.uk/mission or call the Cash for Kids team on 0114 209 1100.