We are excited to launch our annual festive drive, Sleigh2Give, for a seventh consecutive year
Sleigh2Give 7 has launched, and we are calling on our fabulous community of supporters to get behind our annual Christmas present drive, to help us spread cheer, joy and smiles in abundance to others less fortunate.
Each year Sleigh2Give provides presents to children and families less well off, the vulnerable and sick children in hospital. In 2020, we raised around £30,000 in value of gifts which was given out to a wide number of charities, families and individual children - this year we want to do just as well, if not more and we need your help!
For example in December 2020 75 presents for 75 children supported by Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire was distributed, over 200 new storybooks and toys for Home-Start Oxford and over 50 gifts through the Didcot Foodbank for financially struggling families was provided. Oxford Children's Hospital received a £500 donation as part of their virtual gift appeal, which helped the play team to purchase a wide range of Lego sets, art and craft sets, games and festive teddy bears for the children in the hospital and the children's ward at Banbury all ensuring that no sick child in hospital over the festive period went without a present.
Sadly this year, again, due to the restrictions within the hospital, physical toy drops are not possible, however we hope to raise at least £500 through financial donations to enable the play team to once again brighten a poorly child's face on Christmas morning with a gift, so that they still do not miss out on the most wonderful time of the year.
Last year a Superheroes themed fitness bootcamp was held with Jennie from the Angels Performing Arts which launched our sixth drive in spectacular style!
In December last year our Patron and MP for Wantage and Didcot, David Johnston OBE, played a helping hand by helping to deliver gifts with Andy to four places across two December days. Ahuge thank you to David for his amazing support and for taking time from his Parliamentary duties!
Your generosity helps Play2Give to spread cheer joy and smiles to so many over the festive period including the following beneficiaries and many others . . .
"Did you know?... Changing Lives charity shop in Didcot have brought and donated over £13,760 of brand new toys and presents towards Sleigh2Give since 2016.." - Absolutely phenomenal generosity from Val and the Changing Lives team
A big thank you to all of this year's campaign supporters:
Want to support this year's seventh appeal?
Contact us using the form below if you would like to join and be part of our seventh present appeal.
By coming on board, you will be helping some to bring some joy, cheer and smiles to the faces of many charities, families and children all less fortunate and those facing hardship this Christmas.
Sleigh2Give 7 is proudly sponsored in 2021 by
2021 DONATION ZONES, all from 1st November unless specified:
The Crafters Emporium, Kidlington & Oxford High Street
The Lambourn, Abingdon Business Park
Wallingford Sports Park, Hithercroft
MORE TO BE CONFIRMED!
Pictures from last year's campaign: