Christmas Gift Appeal

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Many children and teenagers across Fylde and Wyre would not have received a gift this Christmas and so we asked for your help!

We we're looking for donations of brand-new gifts such as toys, games, arts & crafts, clothing, or toiletries.

And you stepped up!

We worked with local agencies with the aim of providing a gift for every child in our community who ordinarily wouldn’t get one.

Whilst Christmas isn't about presents, it is about hope and joy. Working together, we had a vision to bring hope and joy to as many children as possible at Christmas.


Gift Appeal

We asked for donations of brand new unwrapped gifts that social workers could then take out to the families they support, blessing them with something where ordinarily they would have had nothing. And the response was overwhelming! We were able to provide over 150 families with gifts for their children, from books and clothes, to Nerf guns and hula hoops.

Selection Boxes

We also approached local businesses to buy and wrap selection boxes, not just a few, but 700 selection boxes!! These were then taken by the social workers to give along with the gifts. The staff at Danbro covered the cost of 300 selection boxes, and wrapped them for us! We also had a number of other businesses in the area who all supported with this, the community spirit and willingness to help was incredible.

Real Impact

Take a look at this video to hear more on the support we received and a real example of the positive impact your generosity had on one family.
A huge thanks has to go to Lancashire County Council and their team of incredible social workers who spent the week running up to Christmas collecting gifts and delivering them out to families. You guys are amazing!

Beyond Christmas

This idea is just one strand of the work we do with our Forget-Me-Notts Project, providing gifts at Easter and Christmas, a little something to let these children know that they are loved and not forgotten. But we do a lot more, helping to meet some real practical needs for local families. Working in partnership with Lancashire County Council, we help to provide beds, bedding and furniture to families to improve living environments and the overall quality of life for vulnerable children across Fylde & Wyre.

If you'd like to support the work we do in our local community, please consider making a donation. Head to our giving page and select 'Forget-Me-Notts' from the drop-down menu.