Cash for Kids Mission Christmas launched this week. It is based across 22 areas in the UK to support disadvantaged children aged 0 – 18. The charity works closely with social workers, head teachers and also the emergency services. It is the largest annual Christmas toy charity in the UK.
All branches of Capital will host a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December. The money raised from this will go towards this fantastic child poverty cause.
Our Christmas night out is also being rolled out as a charity night. All donations are also going towards Mission Christmas.
If you would like to make a one-off or regular donation, visit the donation site.
1 in 4 local children are living in poverty
Help give these children a Christmas to remember. All money donated to Cash For Kids will be used to purchase gifts for different age groups.
Any cash left over after Christmas will go towards Cash For Kids to support local disabled and disadvantaged children.
If you’d like to make a donation to fight child poverty
We’re asking you to buy an extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years.
If you are in or around Edinburgh or Aberdeen, you can drop by one of the branches to donate your gift at one of our registered public collection boxes.
To make your one-off or regular donation, you can do so online.
2017’s charity Christmas
Last year, the appeal raised over £23 million, supporting more than 709,000 children.
Capital’s jolly Jumper Day 2017 in our head office in Edinburgh raised £111, which was used to buy gifts for the teen age bracket – a bracket that tends to receive fewer donations.
Cash For Kids is Forth 1’s main charity
It helps children who are disadvantaged through poverty, and who are sick or disabled. They also help groups and organisations that work to improve the lives of children in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
For so many families, Christmas is simply a luxury they can’t afford. This year’s Mission Christmas aims to beat last year’s fundraising total and help make sure it can help as many children as possible.