Hi everyone, I’m Jackie and I’m one of the NSPCC’s fundraisers based in Yorkshire.
I hope this blog finds you well as we shine a light on what we do and how we help parents and children across Yorkshire and – along with our colleagues – the rest of the country as we take a closer look at our plans for Christmas.
This time of year always seems to come around quickly, but here we are looking ahead to the Christmas period. Possibly more than ever, considering all the challenges we’ve all faced so far in 2020.
As always, there are lots of ways you can help the NSPCC this Christmas – and with everything that’s going on, your support is more important to us than ever – so this month I’d like to talk about a couple of ways we hope you might find interesting, some of which you can do without leaving your home.
First up, if you and your family love to make your own Christmas gifts, then our Craft O’Clock activities could be perfect for you.
We’ve got lots of ‘make-it-yourself’ ideas and step-by-step guides available online, and it’s up to you whether you make them to give to others, or organise a virtual craft session with friends in return for a donation in exchange for the classes or items.
Whether you’re knitting novelties, tie-dying t-shirts or bagging up sweets, every single pound you raise will go towards helping a young person in need, and you can find out more HERE.
If you fancy a little exercise with your family this Christmas, then why not take part in our Walk For Children?
December 21 is the longest night of the year, and fundraisers and families up and down the country will be walking 5km – either outdoors in accordance with local guidelines, or virtually – to support the NSPCC.
If that date’s not good for you, you can do it whenever suits, and if you’d prefer to jog or run rather than walk, that’s fine too – you could even slip on a festive costume, if you’re feeling particularly Christmassy!
The long winter nights can be the loneliest hours of all for children at risk of abuse, so click HERE to find out how you can support them by taking part in the Walk For Children.
Letter from Santa
One of our regular fundraisers is also back again this year to help keep the magic of Christmas alive with a personalised Letter From Santa delivered directly to your door.
It takes just three simple steps to personalise the letter to the young person of your choice, and we ask for just £5 or whatever you can afford to help ensure the NSPCC is still here for children this Christmas.
To find out more about asking Santa for a letter for your young person (or yourself!), click HERE.
Hopefully, these will give you a few ideas on how easy it can be for you to help the NSPCC support children across the UK throughout Christmas and beyond, but if you’re looking for more ideas for Christmas cards, gifts, books and toys, there are plenty more to check out at our online store HERE.