Slough Children First has just launched its Christmas Gift Appeal by inviting residents, businesses and community groups across the borough to spread a little festive cheer by giving a gift to a disadvantaged child who may otherwise receive none.
Given the disruption we have all experienced over the last two years, especially children and young people who could face a far longer-term impact, it is so important that we seek to retain some degree of normality in our lives. Each year hundreds of kind-hearted people in Slough donate toys and gifts to some of the borough’s most deserving children to make their Christmas that little bit more special.
“The pandemic has had a lasting impact on many people so this year it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community,” said Kirsty Demar, who coordinates the appeal at Slough Children First. “The more people we can get on board, the more chance we have of making sure that every child has a Christmas to remember.”
If you would like to contribute then you can deliver gifts to Slough Children First’s offices at Observatory House (25 Windsor Road) in the centre of Slough between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Gifts should be unwrapped and delivered by Tuesday 14 December. Alternatively there is an online wish list where gifts can be purchased. The wish list can be accessed at www.sloughchildrenfirst.co.uk/wishlist
As we approach the season of giving, the season of goodwill, the season of hope, please help bring a little comfort and joy to those less fortunate.