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Would you like to make a difference to a child’s Christmas this year, but not sure how?

By 23rd November 2019 No Comments

If you’re Christmas shopping and are able to buy an extra gift, we at Red Hen are able to make sure it will reach a family in real need, and helps make a child happy on Christmas Day.

 

Many of you will be aware that Cambridge is the most unequal city in England. The first 5 minutes of this great clip explains why https://www.facebook.com/varsityuk/videos/a-choice-to-look/2090916730918757/ or read this https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cities-outlook-report-economy-2018-14215903

Sadly, now even families with two working parents can struggle to make ends meet, something we see too often. At Christmas time, we usually work with other agencies to ensure that children in these families get Christmas presents, by providing them with new toys, games and books. However, due to budget cuts, and cuts in capacity, many of the agencies aren’t able to help nowadays.
 
Over the past couple of years, we have put out an appeal for help and have been overwhelmed by the response. It transformed the Christmas of many children and their families.
 
If you’d like to donate a gift (it would need to be new, not used, and unwrapped*), please me know and I’d be happy to collect it from you.
If you have any spare rolls of Christmas paper and/or sellotape you could donate that would also be very welcome…
Presents can be dropped off at Arbury, King’s Hedges, Grove, Shirley and Orchard Park Primary Schools during school times, but we do have other drop-off points (in Ely, Wilburton, Stapleford etc) and we can arrange for collection. Just email givesupport@redhenproject.org or call Sarah on 07867 303 866 to find out more.
 
If you are about to start that dreaded task of writing Christmas cards (either your own, or at work for your business), and are thinking about making a donation to a charity instead… please think of us. We can take cheques, cash or bank transfer – just get in touch!
Thank you for reading to the end – and have a great Christmas!!
* We need the presents to be unwrapped as we know each family, the age/sex of their children and their likes, dislikes, personality etc.  We sort and allocate appropriate gifts for each family/child.  Also, we like the parents/carers to have that opportunity to wrap the presents themselves – which is one of the joys of Christmas.

 

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