I am going to say it.
I know it is only October but I still need to say it.
The C word.
With the start of Strictly Come Dancing the countdown to Christmas really begins at Casa B but it has started this year for an even more exciting reason than ballroom dancing on a Saturday night. We are so delighted to be involved with this year’s NSPCC Letter From Santa campaign.
Every year so many of us go to great lengths to keep the magic of Xmas and Santa alive for our little ones. At Casa B we leave out carrots and water for the reindeer, a sherry for Santa himself, as well as posting off our gift list to the North Pole. This year we will also be receiving a letter from the great man himself.
Here is the aim of the campaign:
To help keep the magic of Christmas alive, the NSPCC has teamed up with Santa to send personalised letters to children both here in the UK and around the world – all for a suggested donation of just £5.
Requesting an NSPCC Letter from Santa is the perfect way to support a good cause and bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas. Simply choose from a selection of colourful, beautifully illustrated styles and provide the child’s name, age, gender and a few other details, and Santa will write a personalised letter which will be delivered by ‘Rudolph mail’. Santa has even written a special poem to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas – a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
Director of the NSPCC’s ChildLine service, Peter Liver, said: “Christmas is a magical time for most children, full of family traditions and fun. However, as we know from the thousands of children who contact us throughout the festive period, for some it can be an incredibly difficult and lonely time.
“Help keep the magic of Christmas alive for a child you know by requesting a Letter from Santa and make a donation to help us be there for vulnerable children across the UK, providing someone for them to turn to when they need advice and support, this Christmas and beyond.”
Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa could help ChildLine be there whenever a child seeks help either online or by phone. Every £12 raised could help trained ChildLine Schools Service volunteers talk to one primary school child about abuse, giving them the confidence to talk and showing them who’s ready to listen. And every £50 raised could help an NSPCC practitioner deliver two hours of telephone support to anyone with concerns about a child.
Santa’s mailroom is open until 15 December 2014, and all those who request a Letter from Santa this year will be entered into a draw to win a Center Parcs holiday for a family of four.
Request your Letter from Santa from 1 October 2014 at www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or by calling 0845 839 9304.
JUST FIVE POUNDS to get a beautiful, personalised letter for your child AND provide support to a child less lucky, a child in need of help and support this Christmas.
We would love for as many of you as possible to get involved with this and to help me spread the word about this campaign. Let’s try and spread a little magic this Christmas.