St James? Park Festive Fayre is proud to once again support Metro Radio?s Cash for Kids as they launch their ?Mission Christmas? appeal!
Cash for Kids supports disabled and disadvantaged children from birth to 18 years of age across the North East, believing that all children should have the chance to reach their individual potential. Our Festive Fayre coincides with the launch of the incredible ?Mission Christmas? appeal, aiming to ensure no child is left without a gift to open on Christmas morning, and aiming to make Christmas that little bit brighter! Every penny raised locally stays local, meaning you can be sure your generous contribution will benefit those that need it most within our region.
Last year the Mission Christmas appeal helped more than 45,000 children around the North East celebrate Christmas, with the generous guests at our event contributing a fantastic 355 gifts to the amazing total!
This year, we want to surpass that figure, and we?d like you to help!
Any child (or adult!) bringing a present to donate to this very worthy cause will be given a free face paint courtesy of the lovely people at ?Rainbow Jelly Face Painting and Body Art?, while they?ll also be taken pitchside in our iconic stadium. Following in Rafa?s footsteps, they?ll be heading to the dugout for a photo opportunity, with our very own Monty and Maggie magpie, and Cash for Kids? Courage the Cat.
The ?Mission Christmas? appeal relies on more than just generous gifts, however, with donations essential for those children within the region that require extra care and guidance, and the specialist equipment in order to live their lives to the full. Every little bit really does help, from the £10 donation which means a child living in care will not be forgotten this Christmas, to the £250 required to buy sports or reading equipment to help children develop, or the £1000 which would provide sensory equipment for children with learning difficulties.
There?ll be donations buckets throughout our event, while we?ll be running a raffle and a ?Name the Bear? competition to raise additional funds. We?d love to hear from you if you think you could help in any way, from fundraising ideas, to prize donations for our raffle, or if you?d like to get involved in any other way. Please give generously to make it a Christmas to remember within our region!
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