Letters from Santa to help children’s charity

Photo by Leon Pearce
Photo by Leon Pearce

The NSPCC is bringing a magical Christmas to children in Northamptonshire with the launch of the charity’s Letter from Santa campaign which kicked off on October 1.

The charity is offering the chance for a personalised letter from Santa to be sent to children throughout Northamptonshire for a suggested donation of £5.

Last year 18,380 letters were delivered to children and families across the East Midlands, including Northamptonshire.

NSPCC spokesman Deborah Chandos-Hall said: “Christmas is such an exciting time of year for children, so why not bring even more magic and excitement by ordering a Letter from Santa for that special child in your life and support the NSPCC and ChildLine during the festive season.

“Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa could help ChildLine be there whenever a child seeks help either online or by phone.

“And every £25 raised could enable a trained practitioner to deliver one hour of support through the NSPCC’s helpline for adults who are concerned about a child.”

There are five styles of NSPCC Letter from Santa for children of all ages, making them the ideal gift for families with more than one child as each child can receive a truly unique letter.

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NSPCC supporter, TV presenter and mother-of-two Kirsty Gallacher is supporting the campaign this year and said: “The NSPCC’s Letter from Santa is a fantastic way to bring the magic of Christmas to children.

“By sending a personalised letter to children you know and love, you could make their Christmas extra special, whilst enabling the NSPCC to help many more children all year round through services such as ChildLine.”

Each letter is personalised with the child’s name, age, address, gender and best friend’s name, and there’s also the chance to include a final ‘PS’ thought from Santa when you order online.

The letters are illustrated and arrive via reindeer mail.

By ordering a Letter from Santa, you can make a child’s Christmas and help the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people in distress or danger.

The reindeer mailroom will be open from October 1 until December 17, and all those who request a Letter from Santa this year will be entered into a free prize draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland for a family of four.

For more details visit www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or call 0845 8399304 to place your order.