Alumasc is pleased to be supporting a gift appeal for children aged 0-18 years old run by St. Helens Council’s Children and Young People’s Service. We have chosen to support this particular appeal because our head office is located in St. Helens and therefore we are providing gifts for children within our local community.
To bring smiles to the faces of those who aren’t as lucky as most of us, the appeal asks people to buy an extra gift whilst doing their Christmas shopping and to drop it (unwrapped) at one of the local drop off-points around St Helens.
Councillor Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Schools and Lifelong Learning said:
“For many of our young people and their families these may be the only gifts they receive. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who contribute to the project to ensure a happy Christmas and for bringing such joy to many young people.”
Staff from Alumasc have come together in previous years for similar causes. Last year we supported the Real Radio and Smooth Radio’s Christmas Toy Appeal in a big way and we are hoping for an even bigger success with staff coming together to support this local cause this Christmas.
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.”
If you wish to get involved in bringing the magic of Christmas back to the lives of local children in St Helens then please read the guidelines provided on the St Helen’s Council website: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/newsroom/2014/11/13/christmas-toy-appeal/