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Time running out to make a Christmas donation for vulnerable young people

Published Tuesday, 06 December 2016

A leading councillor is urging people to buy an extra gift and help make Christmas special for vulnerable young people.

Boots Arena Park staff making their donation
Boots Arena Park staff making their donation Left to right: Samantha Boddinar (Appeal co-ordinator); Sheila Bates (Children’s Champion, Coventry City Council); Danielle May (Voices of Care); Ashok Jassi and Corinne Jamieson (Both Boots Arena Park); Darlene Williams and Karen Millerchip (Children’s Centres)

A Christmas party is held every year for children in the city.

Organisers, the Council’s Participation Team, rely on generous donations from local people and businesses to make sure everyone has a present this Christmas.

Councillor Ed Ruane, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Christmas shopping is well underway, I’d urge everyone to think about buying one more thing for a young girl or boy and donating it.

“What a great example of the spirit of Christmas it would be if you can help make sure every child gets a present this year.”

Cllr Ruane is also asking local businesses to make a donation and has already received a generous response from Boots at Arena Park and Deeley’s who have provided gifts for some of the older children who attend the party.

The party is for vulnerable children who are aged 12 and under. Father Christmas attends the party and provides presents for all the children. 

Organisers are asking for presents worth around £10 each and would like the presents unwrapped.

If you would like to donate a present, please can you leave it at the Council House Reception by 9 December.

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