Follow The Journey Of A Gift Donated To The Radio Aire Mission Christmas Appeal
With 1 in 4 children across the UK living in poverty this December*, for many families Christmas is simply a luxury they can’t afford. And sadly some children in Leeds and West Yorkshire will go without a present full stop.
Which is why, every year the Cash For Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal invites people to buy one extra gift alongside their Christmas shopping, that can be given to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special.
Mission Christmas is now the biggest Toy Appeal in the UK. In 2018 it distributed gifts to more than 294,000 disadvantaged kids across the UK – with 27,215 of the recipients living in West Yorkshire.
Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids launch the 2019 Mission Christmas appeal on Monday 11th November, and aim to beat last year’s fundraising total and help to support as many children as possible from Leeds and West Yorkshire.
How Can You Take Part?
Radio Aire need as many people as possible to take part, to make this the best year yet for disadvantaged families in our region. To see how to take part watch our Mumbler guide in the video below.
Radio Aire need as many people as possible to take part, to make this the best year yet for disadvantaged families in our region. To recap you simply need to:
Buy one extra gift, suitable for a child or young person aged 0-18 years.
Drop your gift off at one of the many drop off point across Leeds before the 18th December. You can find details of the collection points here.
Please be aware, gifts must be new and should not be wrapped.
If you don’t have time to buy a gift you can also DONATE BY TEXT. Just text the word AIRE to 70905 to give £5, AIRE to 70910 to give £10 or AIRE to 70920 to give £20.
Cash for Kids works with thousands of grass-root organisations across the UK who support disadvantaged children (0 – 18 years). Mission Christmas works closely with social workers, headteachers and the emergency services who will nominate families in crisis to be supported by the appeal.
Mission Christmas is proudly supported by B&M and hundreds of volunteers who assist with the sorting and distribution of gifts.