The Christmas Present Project: Helping Disadvantaged Children this Christmas

8th November 2018

We are working on the Christmas Present Project alongside The Rotary Club of Alnwick.

What is the Christmas Present Project?

It’s heart-breaking to think there is a child in our local community that will receive nothing this Christmas. Due to the Rotary Club of Alnwick, disadvantaged children in the community will receive a Christmas present.

This years initiative came into play on the back of the 2017 Christmas Project, where the response was phenomenal with the wider public becoming heavily involved. Consequently, our team is supporting the efforts of the The Rotary Club of Alnwick by:

  • Supporting marketing efforts
  • Agreeing the use of the Alnwick office to become a drop off point for children’s presents

George White said “It’s extremely important for us to ensure that we are supporting the local community in the best way we can. Last year, our office was overflowing with presents, it was heart-warming, therefore, we urge the local people of Alnwick and surrounding areas to help us again this year to make Christmas a happy one!”

Christmas Present Project

Who is ‘Rotary’?

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million people who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects.

What do they do?

Rotary members believe that they have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Their 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Take part in the Christmas Present Project

The Christmas Present Project will be open from now until Friday 14th December, therefore, if you would like to take part, please buy a gift for a child between the ages of new-born and sixteen, pop it into a bag (there is no need to wrap!) and take it to one of the following collection points:

• George F. White
• Specsavers
• Morrisons

The Rotary Club of Alnwick will distribute your kind presents before Christmas Day.

Wendy Dorothy, Credit Control at George F. White and member of The Rotary Club of Alnwick said: “Rotarian, Jill Clark, is leading the Christmas Present Project again, which was incredibly successful last year with around one hundred children receiving presents due to the generosity of our local community. Above all, it is so heart-warming to see the lovely presents that are donated to this worthwhile cause that makes Christmas a little special for deserving local children and it certainly would be fantastic to be able to expand on the project’s success.”

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