Splash Radio Wales is proud to be supporting North Wales Superkids in their Christmas Toy Appeal for 2017.
North Wales Superkids was established in 1999 by Margaret Williams , who at the time had to retire from being a full time social worker. The charity now runs from it’s base in Flint with a team of dedicated volunteers.
During the year, North Wales Superkids provides much needed respite for struggling families, whether it be due to social security issues, fleeing domestic abuse, fire, burglary, ill heath or sheer poverty. At Easter they run a campaign to collect Easter Eggs, as well as having a caravan so these families can have Sumner holiday.
One of the main campaigns of the year is the Christmas Toy Box Appeal, which Splash Radio Wales is extremely honoured and proud to support.
North Wales Superkids say “Every year we get to hear about a growing number of children and families in these circumstances, and every year we need more and more new presents to bag up and send out to every child/ young person aged from 1-18.
We also want to help vulnerable care leavers, these are the ones 18-25 that no longer have family network and have possibly been in care for many years. These youngsters maybe your children, your neighbours, a friends child, but whoever they will be living in your area.
These are children who will not be having presents unless we hear about them. Remember, Christmas Day is THE most important date in any youngsters diary.”
“The numbers have risen significantly and Christmas 2015 saw us handing out 1375 bags. This is a bag of presents carefully selected as age appropriate and based on each youngsters interests. Not easy when you need an average of 14,000 presents that need to be bought, collected from drop off, sorted into categories, and then bagged.”
At Splash Radio Wales, we fully agree that no child should wake up on Christmas morning to nothing. Can you imagine being a parent and not being able to provide anything for your child on Christmas Day? North Wales Superkids tries it’s hardest to ensure this does not happen.
All we ask is for you to purchase 1 additional toy when you are shopping this year, that toy will be sent in a package to desperate families for them to wrap and ensure their little ones have a Christmas.
Please give whatever you can, if you prefer to give a money donation instead, you can do so by visiting the charities official JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/nw-superkids
For more information on North Wales Superkids visit https://www.northwalessuperkids.co.uk/toy-box-appeal
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