Advent: Bring light and laughter to vulnerable children

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We are drawing on the power of crowds to deliver gifts to young people this Christmas

Young child painting

Eleven of our children’s centres and programmes across the country made a list of Christmas gifts for the children they support. The children said they wanted anything from books to clothes to trips to see the pantomime.

We’re doing our best to ensure that these young people’s Christmas wishes come true. For some of these children, the gift from the programmes will be the only present they receive this Christmas.

We're asking as many people as possible to join our Crowdfunder project to ensure all young people receive their Christmas wish. So far we've raised £1500, but more donations will mean more gifts for the children.

Video: 'Give a child their Christmas wish'

You and other pledgers will receive one of five rewards, depending on how much you give. You might get your name in digital lights or receive a personalised thank you!

A £100 pledge could also get you a very special Christmas bouquet, kindly donated by St Saviour’s Flowers, or a personalised thank you card with artwork by children at one of our centres.

In our video, our Director of Regional Fundraising, Gillian Claugher, explains how a trip to one of our programmes inspired the formation of the Crowdfunder Christmas wish list.

 

More about Advent and our Christmas wish project

This blog post is part of our Advent calendar blog.

This week we are focussing on the theme of light, looking at Isaiah 2.1-5. Don’t miss our other stories from this week, including:
Welcome to Advent
On the journey out of the darkness and into the light
The world is getting darker
What makes a good church?

Visit our Christmas wish list on the Crowdfunder website.

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