Alumasc Supports 2014 Christmas Gift Appeal

gift appeal croppedAlumasc is proud to have supported a gift appeal for children aged 0-18 years old run by St. Helens Council’s Children and Young People’s Service, the purpose of which was to help make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in St Helens.

To help bring back the magic of Christmas to those who aren’t as lucky as most of us, The Children and Young People’s Service asked local individuals and companies to buy an extra gift whilst doing their Christmas shopping and to drop it at a nearby collection point.

Staff from Alumasc came together to support the cause, donating a selection of gifts suitable for a variety of ages to help bring smiles to the faces of local children.

Childrens Centre CroppedCouncillor Alison Bacon, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services said:

“It is very sad that while most people look forward to the festive season there are children in St Helens who have little or nothing to look forward to with the arrival of Santa very unlikely. This is why this appeal is so important to help families out at this time of year.”

Linda Sweeney from Alumasc says:

“This is such a worthwhile initiative to support. There are children out there who won’t get a single present this Christmas for one reason or another. Knowing how much other children will receive this Christmas, it is great to help those less fortunate by giving them a special gift and making them happy

The presents were distributed to local Children, who without the campaign, would otherwise have been left with no gifts at Christmas.