A whole bunch of homeless youngsters who will get up in a B&B, refuge or hostel this Christmas shall be gifted a toy from a beneficiant Brummie.
Since launching our #BrumWish marketing campaign to purchase presents for 1,000 youngsters in non permanent lodging, we have now been overwhelmed by the wonderful help.
And extremely, the kindhearted residents of Birmingham – and past – have far surpassed our goal, rallying collectively to reward greater than 2,000 presents, with a staggering spend of over £50,000.
A total of 143 presents have already been delivered to the headquarters of Birmingham and Solihull Girls’s Help to be distributed to the refuges forward of December 25 – all due to you.
We now have additionally seen dozens as a substitute selected to donate cash – together with a workforce of native nurses who gave their ‘secret Santa’ money to the Virgin Cash attraction.
The Particular Faculty Nurses at West Heath added an enormous £95 into the pot after deciding to provide to among the metropolis’s poorest youngsters.
They wrote: “We now have determined we wish to donate our secret Santa cash to purchase presents for kids who’re in much less lucky conditions than us.
“Wishing the kids of BRUM a protected and merry Christmas love the workforce @Westheath.”
Mayor Andy Avenue was additionally among the many donations, with £50 added to the attraction.
Hundreds of youngsters in Birmingham face a Christmas with no correct dwelling this 12 months – however there’s something you are able to do.
Our marketing campaign, Grant a Christmas #BrumWish, goals to assist purchase presents for 1,800 children cramped collectively, sharing beds, in soulless rooms in B&Bs, and others who shall be in a Girls’s Help refuge.
We now have already secured a whole bunch of presents for infants and toddlers however are in need of the goal for kids over the age of six.
It’s all by means of an Amazon Want Listing – which means you possibly can personally purchase a gift that shall be delivered earlier than December 25.
Ensure you set supply to the #BrumWish Marketing campaign, and we’ll make sure the presents get to the children.
We’re extremely grateful to everybody who has spent their cash on presents and donated to the Virgin Money Winter Wellbeing page.
In a particular thanks message, Graeme Brown, editor of the Birmingham Mail and BirminghamLive, mentioned: “We began off just a few weeks in the past with a hope we might make Christmas particular for 1,000 youngsters.
“Because of the generosity of Brummies, we have already purchased Christmas presents for excess of that.
“Sadly, there is no scarcity of poor children in our metropolis, however due to you, 1,800 or so of them get up on Christmas Day to a gift.
“You must all really feel very proud.”
Because of the astonishing generosity, we’re now aiming to achieve each little one spending the festive season in a Birmingham Metropolis Council homeless centre.
We nonetheless want extra donations for kids aged 8 and over, with extra tablets left to purchase to assist with college work. Particulars on the best way to buy a present or donate to the attraction are above.