For some of the children we work with it’s been a particularly hard year. Please consider donating a gift to a child in need.
This year we have been asked to create an Amazon Wish List which you can access here. You do not need to purchase from Amazon – but you can use this if you want an idea of what to buy.
At Christmas time, it’s all too easy for us all to feel pressurised into the commercialisation of Christmas. Guilt can take over, and many families are at risk of being drawn into debt because they want to make Christmas special for their children. We want to avoid that.
Many families are on reduced hours and of course reduced income. Sadly, even families with two working parents can struggle to make ends meet in Cambridge which remains one of the most divided cities in the UK.
We work with primary schools to bring families in need under our wing. We help families to deal with all sorts of issues that get in the way of children thriving in school. And we help over the long-term. At this time of year we are busy speaking to families we know are struggling, to offer them assistance with a Christmas or two for each of their children.
Ideally, to keep us all COVID-safe, gifts would be ordered online and delivered for our attention to the Allia Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY
Alternatively, you can drop items in here yourself during normal office hours.
Or you can contact the Haymaker’s in Chesterton and arrange a time to drop items into the pub for us.
Thank you so much!
Here’s a clip of us last year sorting the gifts and talking about why we do what we do.