Postcode Lottery’s Giving Tree
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Or so they say. For many of us, it will be a time of joy and laughter shared with family and friends. It’s easy to see why people love the festive period. But spare a thought for the people who we often forget about over the Christmas period. Many people living in poverty will spend their Christmas much like any other day.
It is so easy to forget that some people won’t be filling their day with delicious food, fun games and lovely gifts. So that’s why it is so wonderful that charities like Children North East which we and our players support have initiatives like the “Giving Tree.”
Here at Postcode Lottery HQ, we put up our Christmas tree as usual, and we decorated it with tags supplied by Children North East. These tags had the name and age of a child and what they’d like for Christmas on them. The point of this is that some children in the North East of England will have nothing to open on Christmas morning and will face a day with very little to celebrate. So every member of the team bought a small gift to bring some Christmas cheer to these kids.
We placed all the gifts under the tree and they have now been sent to Children North East where they will be wrapped and given out to disadvantaged youngsters. We have also had a tin sitting in our reception collecting donations which will help Children NE’s efforts to brighten many young people’s Christmas.
There’s still time to help with this appeal, just head to Children North East’s website and you can make a donation to help buy more gifts for children who really won’t have anything this Christmas.
It’s great to see a rise in initiatives like this, as many other charities are running schemes in an attempt to boost many people’s Christmas.
People’s Postcode Lottery would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year.
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