Thousands Of Presents Donated In Council’s Christmas Gift Appeal

An annual Christmas gift appeal has proved successful after thousands of presents were collected for hundreds of disadvantaged children and young people across the borough.

Organised by St Helens Council, the appeal saw thousands of gifts collected which will be shared between 400 children and young people in St Helens aged 0-18 years who may not otherwise receive presents this Christmas.

The appeal, which has been running for a number of years, received significant contributions from residents and council staff, as well as local businesses and organisations including Hattons Solicitors, RBS, FW Marsh Funerals, North Road’s The Function Room, St Mark’s Church, Haresfinch United Reformed Church, Rainford Parish Church, and KIND Children’s Charity, which prepared and donated festive food hampers for disadvantaged families across the borough.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families, Young People and Education, Councillor Jeanette Banks said: “I’d like to thank those who have contributed and those who have helped to organise the appeal – their efforts will help to ensure that hundreds of disadvantaged children and young people will wake up on Christmas day to a bundle of gifts which will bring some much needed joy to so many.”


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