News Update: Christmas Gift Appeal 2022

Fresh Futures are so proud to have supported 781 children, across 263 families, from Kirklees this Christmas during our 2022 Gift Appeal.

We asked families living in Kirklees who were at risk of not being able to provide their children with a gift on Christmas Day to contact us and the response was overwhelming. 2022 was a particularly hard year due to the Cost-of-Living Crisis and for those already worried about Christmas, it was an even more stressful time of year.

We appealed to members of the public and businesses who donated 100s of brand-new toys and gifts for children aged between 0 – 18 years.

We were supported by an amazing number of local businesses including Fintel, Trust Ford, Arnold Clark, Turntable Vinyl Café, Barnardo’s, Tesco, Card Factory, Body Evolution, Kirklees Foster Carers Network, Linthwaite Clough Early Years Unit and members of the public through our Secret Santa campaign alongside JCI Secret Santa.

Trust Ford dropping off their gifts
The team from Tesco dropping off presents
The Arnold Clark team with their gift donation
Card Factory donating gift bags
Turntable Vinyl Cafés gifts under the tree at Brian Jackson House
The team from Fintel

Without the support from these companies and members of the public we would not have been able to support so many families and children.

Lynne Haigh, Fundraising and Communications Coordinator at YCC, who helped coordinate the Gift Appeal said “It has been overwhelming to receive so much support from companies and members of the public who have wanted to help Fresh Futures. We were expecting to help around 500 children and surpassed this, reaching almost 800. It was such a heart-warming campaign to be involved in and I can’t wait to do it again, bigger and better, in 2023!”

Presents donated by Steven Morris – Body Evolution

If you would like to support Fresh Futures in any way, then please contact [email protected] and find out how you or your organisation could get involved to Improve Lives and Inspire Change.