Shelley Leslie from the Ripon Children’s Christmas Appeal explains how you can help support local families this year.
Christmas as we all know is a time for giving and spending precious time with our loved ones, however for some families it is a period of worry and guilt as they have to make choices between buying gifts, food or paying bills. How do you explain to a child that Santa wont be visiting them this year, when adverts, television and friends tell them that all good children get presents from Father Christmas. Of course Christmas isn’t just about presents, however by donating to this appeal it means that a family has one less thing to worry and the children can experience the magic of Christmas morning
The children we are giving to this year are from birth to 13 years, some with additional needs, books, sensory toys, lego, art and craft materials, selection boxes, board games are always popular. All gifts should be new and unwrapped. Final date for drop off is 17th December
Donations can be dropped off at Caffe Tempo in the arcade.