Santa Claus and his elves are starting their Christmas duties early this year as the NSPCC launches its Letter from Santa fundraising appeal, supported by Hotpoint.
Parents, grandparents, families and carers can support the children’s charity and sprinkle some magic into a child’s Christmas by arranging for a personalised letter from Santa to be delivered to their front door.
Local community fundraising manager, Audrey Michel, said: “Letter from Santa is a brilliant way to help create the festive spirit and make a child’s Christmas very special. For a suggested donation of £5 they will receive a personalised letter flown all the way from Lapland by Santa’s trusted reindeer, Rudolph.
“It is important to remember though that Christmas is not always a time of celebration. Over the 12 days of festive cheer last year, ChildLine – a service provided by the NSPCC – counselled 4,928 children who were in danger or distress and had nowhere else to turn.
“By supporting this appeal you will be helping to provide comfort, advice and protection for these children who are in desperate need of help.”
To receive a letter from Santa for a child you know, you can order online now at www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or call the local fundraising office on 01823 346346.
Alternatively look out for a Letter from Santa order postcard in your local Debenhams or SPAR store.