Festive Fun for Mission Christmas

Taylor Patterson were delighted to support Rock FM’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

Taylor Patterson staff got into the festive spirt with a Christmas Charity Day. Staff donned their Christmas jumpers and had a special visit from Santa himself, along with his Elf helper. The main feature of the day was the drop off the donated toys for the Rock FM’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

In the months leading up to the Christmas season, staff had been buying toys to be donated to the charity appeal. With 1 in 3 children across the UK living in poverty this December, for many families Christmas is simply a luxury they can’t afford. Mission Christmas aims to give a disadvantaged local child an extra present to make their Christmas morning special.

All the gifts were delivered to Mission Christmas Head Quarters ready to be wrapped and distributed to the thousands of Children the charity help each year.

The day also included a staff Christmas raffle helping raise a further £250 for the charity.

Nikki Thompson, charity manager Cash For Kids, said: “Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your help with our Mission Christmas appeal this year. Whatever part you played sponsor, drop off point, presenter, volunteer, admin organiser, elf, driver, donor, event organiser or host, ambassador, collector or general encourager you have all been absolutely amazing.

"We have really struggled with the sheer volume of applications for support this year but I am so happy to be able to say that we have helped every single child and young person referred to us. This is a phenomenal achievement and we simply could not have done it without you all. My team have given every single ounce of themselves (and a bit more!) We have laughed and cried but we know that we have certainly made lots and lots and lots of children very happy indeed.

"Please be very, very proud of yourselves and take a second on Christmas morning to think that somewhere in Lancashire a child is opening something that they simply would not have had without you. "A real life Lancashire Christmas miracle.”