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It Won’t Be Lonely This Christmas

8th November 2016

Christmas - Safe Place 300 x 251“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”
                                 Dr Seuss – The Grinch

November has arrived and with it the appearance of Christmas decorations in the majority of shops in town.

There is certainly a buzz in the air that only comes at this time of year.

A number of you will be rushing to finish the Christmas shopping you began in August (there really are people that organised!), whilst others will just be starting.

You’ll be going about your Christmas shopping, searching for the perfect present for your loved ones. You’ll be laden with bags deliberating which slippers to buy Grandma, whilst a young person looks on.

That young person will watch you as you try to decide which tags go with the classy wrapping paper you just purchased. That young person will be conjuring images in their head of the ideal family Christmas filled with smiling faces, sitting at a table filling their bellies with Christmas goodies, followed by relaxing in front of a roaring fire watching Christmas sitcoms on TV.

But, for that young person, those images in their head will stay just that, because they have no family to celebrate with. They have no food to fill their bellies with and they have no warm place to relax in front of a TV.

Christmas for them will be lonely and cold. Christmas for them won’t feel like Christmas at all.

That’s where we can help.

With your support this Christmas we can provide 30 young people with a safe place to stay.

With your support we can provide them with a family style Christmas full of smiles and laughter.

With your support we provide food to fill their bellies.

With your support we can give them presents to open on Christmas morning.

With your support 30 young people won’t be alone at Christmas.

A donation of £30 could help us to provide everything a young person needs at Christmas.

Every penny will be spent on our work with young people in Doncaster.

Please click here to donate via JustGiving.com.

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