Families are being asked to add one extra gift to their Christmas lists in a appeal to support disadvantaged children across the North West.
Self-storage company Safestore, based on Ribbleton Lane in Preston have joined up with children’s charity Variety for a Christmas effort.
All this month, staff are inviting children to donate new items, such as toys, games and stationery, to the branch.
The items will be packaged and donated to Variety, the Children’s Charity, which will send out the gifts and bring smiles to the faces of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children this Christmas.
James Craven, store manager at Preston Safestore said, “We are delighted to launch this appeal in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity.
“We are encouraging local children to think about using just one week’s pocket money to buy a small gift that could make a real difference to children less fortunate than themselves at Christmas.
Items such as colouring books, pens and games are good, as they are suitable for both girls and boys. But of course, any donations are gratefully received.
“At Safestore we actively dedicate a proportion of our space to charitable causes, to make it really easy for the public to donate.”
Jason Lewis, Chief Barker at Variety, the Children’s Charity said: “We are hugely grateful to Safestore for launching this appeal, and of course the generous public who will donate the gifts.
These donations will greatly improve Christmas Day for the sick, disabled and disadvantaged children that Variety, the Children’s Charity helps support throughout the year.”
Please visit http://www.safestore.co.uk/self-storage/fundraising for more.