How you can help Christmas 2021 Donate Fundraise "I can't believe Father Christmas visited my school!" Young Boy, 2020. Reedham Children’s Trust Christmas Toy Drive 2021 Bringing a smile to children in need of a little happiness this Christmas Reedham Children’s Trust is running our annual Christmas Toy and Food Voucher drive to support those most vulnerable in our community. The children and families we work with often face multiple challenges from financial poverty, bereavement, homelessness, to difficult home circumstances. Whilst we can’t fix everything overnight, we can do our little bit to help right now - and we would love you to help make Christmas 2021 extra special. How can you get involved? You can make a donation online and if you would like your donation to pay for a present or a food voucher write in the comments box TOY or FOOD. If you wish to donate a physical present, Christmas gift collection boxes will be located at Centrale and Whitgift shopping centres from November 19th. Any support you could offer this Christmas would be wonderful and if you would like some inspiration on gift ideas, please scroll down. Thank you, stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas. Team Reedham and the Christmas Elves xxx P.s Centrale & Whitgift shopping centres will be running magical elf workshops from November 19th. You can find out more here or book directly - Book the Elf workshop Book the Gingerbread workshop - be quick though spaces are booking up fast! “The smile on my children’s faces when they saw gifts under the Christmas tree and the opportunity to have a Christmas dinner was priceless. I had advised the kids prior that this year may be different, but you made it even more special. Thank you so much”. Mum, Christmas 2020. Christmas Gift ideas and further information Ideas of gifts per age: 4-5: Dolls, action figures, puzzles, colouring books and crayons, play dough, building blocks, sticker books 6-8: Story books, games, Lego, arts and crafts, books, teddies, dolls, bags, jewellery making kit, electric toys, soft footballs/balls 9-11: Rucksack, educational games and challenges, books, art sets, diaries, football (please buy accompanying pump if needed) 12-14: Jewellery and nail varnish sets, watches, sports or book bags, stationery, footballs, outdoor play, games and challenges, books. 14+: Toiletries, hair and skin care products, vouchers – clothes, department stores, gaming etc All families: Food vouchers from major supermarkets Important points to note: Unwrapped gifts are strongly preferred to make sure we allocate appropriately All gifts donated at the Whitgift or Centrale shopping centres should be labelled with a label from the giving tree Please no second-hand gifts Please consider a minimum gift value of £10 Please avoid bulky or heavy items as many gifts will be hand delivered by volunteers who need to carry them Please avoid anything violent (toy guns/swords) Please avoid anything with reference to Mummy or Daddy, as we work with children that may have suffered bereavement or been victims of family abuse. Please do get in touch if you have any questions: [email protected] or [email protected] or call 07309668071. *Donations will go directly towards vulnerable and disadvantaged children this Christmas and the forthcoming year. Presents received by December 12th will be distributed via a number of local schools to ensure the children have a present to open on Christmas Day. Any presents delivered later may not reach a child in time for Christmas Day, but will still be given as soon as possible after Christmas.