Weetwood Hall is taking part in Mission Christmas with Radio Aire
Weetwood Hall is delighted to have the privilege to be, once again, taking part in a special Christmas charity venture – Mission Christmas with Radio Aire. Mission Christmas raises money for disadvantaged children, to help make their Christmas Day special.
The project involves people making donations in gifts, clothes and toys, and dropping them off at various drop-off points around the region. These gifts are donated to families who cannot afford to buy their children presents. The campaign appeals for people to take a gift to a designated drop-off point and make a child smile on Christmas morning.
A shocking one out of three children in Britain live in poverty. For these families, Christmas can be a distressing time, a luxury they simply cannot afford. By receiving gifts, Mission Christmas alleviates some of the anguish felt by families who cannot afford Christmas by giving children something to open on Christmas Day.
In 2015 Radio Aire’s Mission Christmas raised over £1.1 million in gifts and money, supporting more than 22,000 children living in the area.
This year’s Mission Christmas was launched across the Leeds and West Yorkshire on 14 November.
As we did in 2015, Weetwood Hall has a drop-off point for this year’s Mission Christmas.
Have a look on the Radio Aire website for the different drop-off points across the region. Or call by at Weetwood Hall and leave your gift with us. As with last year, Radio Aire is looking for new and unwrapped gifts that would appeal to children and teenagers, aged 0 – 18.
Traditional gifts, such as books, toys and board games, tend to work better than technological items, as some families may not have the means to operate the technology.
Staff Christmas Jumper Day
Part of Radio Aire’s Mission Christmas campaign includes the Christmas Jumper Day. On Friday 9th December, organisations participating in the Staff Christmas Jumper Day will get in the festive spirit by wearing a jolly Christmas jumper to work in return for a £1 donation.
On December 9th staff at Weetwood Hall will be dusting down their best Christmas jumpers and wearing them with pride. All the money raised from our Christmas Staff Jumper Day will go to Radio Aire’s fabulous Mission Christmas campaign and help put a smile on every local child’s face this Christmas Day.
Don’t forget to call by our premises and drop off a gift to help underprivileged children in West Yorkshire receive a gift every child deserves on Christmas morning.