- Charity appeals for help to ensure no child in Northern Ireland goes without a present this year
Downtown Radio and Cool FM’s charity, Cash for Kids, needs your help to ensure that disadvantaged children from across Northern Ireland receive a Christmas present this year.
With the festive season fast-approaching, the charity has launched its 2018 Mission Christmas appeal – with help from Pete Snodden and Paulo Ross, from the Cool FM Breakfast Show, and longstanding supporter of the appeal, retailer Harry Corry.
In 2017, over 12,000 local children were supported by Mission Christmas – with an increased need for this coming December.
Cash for Kids Charity Manager, Eryn Duff, explains:
“By donating a gift at one of our drop-off points located across Northern Ireland, including your local Harry Corry store, you will be helping to create a lasting memory of a happy Christmas for child or teenager in need.
“Each and every year, the generosity of our listeners is amazing – and we’re hoping, as in previous years, that we can meet all of the gift applications we receive in time for the big day. However, this is becoming increasingly difficult with the rising number of requests – especially for the 12-18 age group, who are often forgotten about in donations.”
Harry Corry Marketing Manager, Mary Corry, added:
“Thank-you to all of our customers who have supported Mission Christmas instore over the past 6 years. I am confident that this year will be no different when it comes to the generosity of the NI public.
“Whether it’s an sports equipment or beauty box for a teenager or a toy for a younger child, each of the donations left at any of our 17 stores will make a real difference to a young person on Christmas day. That is why we are delighted to be able to partner with Cash for Kids again this year to support the collection and delivery of donated gifts.”
Eryn Duff, added:
“As Christmas approaches, we urge you to remember the children and teenagers in Northern Ireland who face waking up with nothing on 25th December as you purchase gifts for your family and friends – so please drop-off your presents, or make a cash donation to change a life this year.”
For further information on drop-off locations in Northern Ireland, or gift inspiration, please visit the Cash for Kids website (www.coolfm.co.uk/Mission). Those who don’t have time to shop can still support the appeal by texting the word FIVE or TEN to 70808 to make a £5 or £10 donation to the appeal (text donate T&Cs at www.cashforkids.uk.com/textline)