Halesowen-based chartered accountancy firm Nicklin LLP is once again supporting an appeal that is run by Dudley Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. They are looking for donations to send to youngsters from less privileged backgrounds that would otherwise go without Christmas presents.
Over 15,000 children in the borough of Dudley are currently living below the poverty line and thousands in the borough will have no present to open on Christmas morning this year. Dudley CVS Volunteer Centre runs an annual toy appeal and it has been bringing smiles to the faces of local disadvantaged children and young people for a number of years.
The 2013 Operation Santa appeal reached over 5,430 children and provided not only toys, gifts and Christmas food, but also parties at local voluntary and community groups thanks to money that was donated.
Managing partner Harvey Owen said: “We would like to ask if you would join us here at Nicklins and contribute a gift to help towards this amazing cause. All presents must be in by Tuesday 9 December and they can be placed unwrapped under the Christmas tree in the main reception area at our office.
“As a firm, we remain committed to doing our bit to support our local community. Receiving Christmas presents is something that many of us take for granted, but unfortunately there are still many families who will not be able to afford presents for their children, so we hope that your donations will put smiles on the faces of children who otherwise wouldn’t receive anything.”
Dudley CVS also works in partnership with Black Country Foodbank and welcomes any food or clothing items that can be used to help make Christmas more special for families who are struggling.
You can leave your donated items such as books, games, stationery, toiletries and toys, as well as non-perishable food items, at Nicklin LLP, Church Court, Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, B63 3TT.
For more information about this appeal, please call Stacey Bevan on: 0121 550 9916 or send an email to: Stacey.Bevan@nicklins.co.uk.