CHRISTMAS is the most magical time of year for children, however, for some, it is a time of emotional trauma. Ormiston Families, the East of England’s leading family charity, is calling on businesses and the community to support its new ‘Add a splash of colour this Christmas’ fundraising campaign between now and January.
The new ‘Add a splash of colour this Christmas’ campaign, featuring mascot Penelope Penguin, offers businesses and other groups of people a festive fundraising resources pack including 12 fundraising ideas, a festive greetings sign-up sheet, a poster and how to guide. There is also a sweepstake that allows people to guess the colour of Penelope’s hat, scarf and mitts.
CEO of Ormiston Families, Allan Myatt, says:
“I am thrilled to launch a new festive fundraising campaign at a time when our vision has been revitalised. Ormiston Families aims to support families to build resilience and make choices to improve the life chances of their children.
Whether you choose to fundraise during UK Charity Week or on the final run up to Christmas, adding a splash of colour, this Christmas will raise valuable funds to help us support children, young people and families facing a difficult time over the festive season. You could host a festive bake-off, auction or dress up with a splash of colour, so why not get your fundraising pack today and have some fun with friends, family or work colleagues?”
Every pound raised will contribute towards the charity’s wide-ranging support for children, young people and families in the East of England. The money raised could help pay for a children’s Christmas party while visiting a parent in prison. It could help pay for counselling sessions for children experiencing mental health difficulties or pay for a year’s worth of travel expenses to take a group of children out for the day.
Adding a splash of colour at Christmas is fun, easy and something that the local community can get involved in to make a difference. To find out more and sign up to get your free fundraising pack, visit www.ormiston.org/events/addasplashofcolour
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