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Give a Child the Gift of Christmas

Christmas is a particularly challenging time of year at Kids Company.  For children and young people who have suffered severe trauma, food insecurity, poverty and even homelessness, Christmas can be a distressing time. Their loneliness engulfs them as they compare their experience to those more fortunate.

“When you are left alone on Christmas Day, the most painful shame takes over. No family or friend to turn to on a day when everyone is gathered together. It is for the children, young people and traumatised carers who are terrified of Christmas that we open on Christmas Day at Kids Company. It’s a joyful, mad, ramshackle day enriched by the generosity of complete strangers. On the 25th of December we bring together those who have needs and those who can meet them in one big celebration.”
Camila Batmanghelidjh CEO

This year, we will create a wonderful Christmas party for over 4,000 children, young people and their families complete with food and presents.  We will also deliver emergency food parcels to a further 12,000 in the community.

But we can’t do it without your help.

Please, donate now via the following outlets and together we can give a vulnerable child the gift of Christmas. Thank you.

Online:  https://www.justgiving.com/Kids-Company-Christmas-2014

Cheque:  You can send a cheque to Kids Company Fundraising, 38-40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NZ. Please clearly mark the following code on the back of your cheque: SPCHR006.

Text:  Text ‘KIDS HELP’ to donate £5 to 70700.  If you wish to donate more than this amount, please text multiple times, for example to donate £20, please text 4 times. The donation amount will be added to your mobile phone bill.  There are no additional costs, 100% of the donations come to Kids Company and it will not affect any text allowance on your phone plan.