THE Chronicle has once again teamed up with BiG Storage to run a Christmas Gift Appeal that has reached its second week.
With only a month to go to the big day, we are asking all our readers to add another gift to their shopping list – for a vulnerable or disadvantaged child in your local area – a deed that would really help to make their Christmas extra special.
It doesn’t even have to make a noticeable dent in your pocket with so many shops and supermarkets promoting really good deals this year.
Organisations and businesses may also like to help by donating gifts, having an internal whip round or just by bringing the appeal to the attention of their staff.
You may even find that your children have been so inundated with gifts last Christmas that some of them found their way into the attic only to be forgotten about and unused for years.
It is these unwanted and unused new toys or any surplus that you may have brought in for this festive season, which could bring tremendous joy to under privileged children during the season of goodwill, the appeal is targeting.
For the third year running, BiG Storage and The Chronicle are running a Christmas Gift Appeal for the children of Save the Family and those from Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Both Claire House Children’s Hospice and Save the Family are well known local organisations with the latter providing a lifeline to homeless families facing incredible hardship by providing a roof over their heads and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.
This week saw the appeal being supported by the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Chester, John and Miriam Ebo, who met parents and children from Save the Family.
We are appealing for toys and gifts for children of all ages up to 16, so remember teenagers are just as worthy and deserving at Christmas as well as the children at the younger end of the spectrum.
So in addition to toys for younger children, the appeal is looking for gift donations that would be of interest to teenagers such as cosmetics, toiletries and fashion items for the girls – or computer games, toiletries, CDs , fashion jewellery and gimmicky presents for the boys.
Andrew Donaldson from BiG Storage said: “Christmas is very much about giving and making the festivities special for everyone, particularly by lending a helping hand to children supported by these wonderful organisations.”