Every year, parents go to great lengths to convince their children that Santa really does exist, continuing family traditions such as wrapping presents in different paper, eating Santa’s mince pie on Christmas night and even leaving ‘snowy footprints’ around the house. But it’s not easy, and even the most careful and creative can be caught out!
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.