Christmas Support for Three Local Charitable Initiatives

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Alumasc staff with shoe-boxes for the homeless

Alumasc staff with shoe-boxes for the homeless

Alumasc is proud to be supporting three local, charitable causes this Christmas: The Shoebox Full of Love Homeless Appeal, WISH FM’s Toy Appeal and Dreams for Children.

The Shoebox Full of Love Homeless Appeal is an appeal aimed at distributing shoe-boxes of Christmas cheer to the homeless, vulnerable people and veterans of Merseyside.

Linda Carter of Alumasc explains: “In the last few years we’ve supported less fortunate children at Christmas time, buying gifts for local appeals. This year, I also came across A Shoebox Full of Love appeal – aimed at the homeless. Our St Helens office staff liked this idea and we delivered a good number of shoe-boxes to our local collection point just along the road.”

The shoe-boxes contained gifts including: gloves, scarfs, hats, soaps, food, wash-bag items, sweets for the children etc. It was a good effort by all concerned which was greatly appreciated by the coordinators of the appeal.

Simone, one of the coordinators of the appeal, expressed her thanks. “Big thank-you to Linda Carter & all of the staff at Alumasc for lots and lots of shoe boxes, big hearts in St Helens this Monday, we’re overwhelmed with gratitude” she said.

Find out more by visiting The Shoebox Full of Love Homeless Appeal Facebook Page

Gifts donated by Alumasc staff for the WISH FM Toy Appeal

Gifts donated by Alumasc staff for the WISH FM Toy Appeal

The WISH FM Toy Appeal was set up to provide Christmas presents to disadvantaged children across St Helens and Wigan.

Alumasc were delighted to deliver over £300 worth of toys to WISH FM who will be distributing the gifts to over 20 different charities and schools.

The gifts will be gratefully received by families struggling with financial hardship or suffering with bereavement.

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Dreams for Children is a newly registered children’s charity aimed at providing dream days to children fighting life-threatening illness in Merseyside.

Registered in July 2015, Dreams for Children was set up in memory of the inspirational Catherine Strickland, a 12-year-old girl from Crosby who fought cancer bravely for 3 years, passing away in 2013. Catherine’s family were unable to do everything they wanted to do as a family while Catherine’s short life was coming to an end due to financial difficulty and emotional strain.

Catherine Strickland during chemotherapy

Catherine Strickland during chemotherapy

The charity aims to ensure that families coping with a seriously ill child are able to do something special together as a family at such a difficult period in their lives.

There are other seriously ill children in Merseyside who do not get the chance to do something special during or after treatment for a life threatening illness. This could be due to lack of funds, time or emotional strain.

Dreams for Children aims to ease the burden on these families by helping to arrange magical days for these brave children and their families, providing them with memories that last a life-time.

Instead of buying Christmas Cards for each other this year, Alumasc staff decided to put the money usually spent on cards towards supporting this new charity. All money raised by Dreams for Children will go directly towards helping to make the dreams of a seriously ill child in Merseyside come true.

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