As you know, each year as a Parish we collect toys/gifts and food for children, young people and their families, to bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning.
We can’t do the same this year, but we can still help to bring a smile to their faces.
Here is a message I received from Nicola, our contact at Faith in Families, explaining the situation and how we can help:
Every year for the past 43 years, we have run a Christmas toy and food appeal. We create hampers for families who are experiencing extreme difficulties, which are nominated to us through our school social workers. We like to bring a ray of sunshine into these families lives, even if it is for one day! Helping to create a smile on a child’s face on Christmas Day morning helps our Christmas spirit thrive.
Sadly, our 44th Christmas appeal must be slightly different this year due to the pandemic. Therefore, we have created a ‘Just Giving’ Campaign and hope to raise £10,000 so we can help at least 100 families, who have been nominated to us through our School Social Workers who are based in various Schools across our region.
We are asking for your support. If you could donate a little or a lot and spread the word would be so helpful. Below is a list of links to our social media platforms, which we would appreciate if you have the time and the technology to share on your accounts with friends, colleagues, associates, and family members. If everyone you know donates a pound, we will be well on our way to reaching our target and helping those in real need this year! The image above is a link to our campaign page, which if you click will take you directly to our ‘Just Giving Campaign’ if you wish to donate directly through this site, all donations can be gift aided through this method as well. We are happy to except cash, online transactions, postal cheques, bank cheques any way you feel comfortable in donating and of any amount. Please just reference your donation with FIF XMAS APPEAL 2020
Also attached is a poster, which if you can email, post on social media, or print and display for your local community, work, school or Parish notice boards, would be wonderful.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD and help smash our target to help those families in real need during this pandemic.
Faith in Families Website – https://faithinfamilies.org/news/christmas-appeal-2020/
Just Giving Campaign Page – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/fifxmas2020
Twitter – https://twitter.com/FIFNotts
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/faithinfamilies/
We at Faith in Families want to thank you for any help and support you can give and hope you are all safe, well, and happy during these uncertain times.
Kindest of regards
Working Days: Tuesday – Thursday
Faith in Families
7 Colwick Road
Nottingham NG2 5FR
Tel +44 (0)115 955 8811 – Only an answerphone service
Reg’d in England & Wales No. 461813
Reg’d Charity no. 213692