The Met x The Childhood Trust Christmas Appeal 2019
Around this time of year many people say that it’s better to give than to receive.
And occasionally, we even agree.
However this is not one of those times. Because for some people – including the 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in London, many of whom stand to receive no gifts at all this Christmas – it genuinely is better to receive something, no matter how small.
So this year we’re supporting The Met and The Childhood Trust, who are carrying out an amazing campaign to hand-deliver gifts to up to 22,000 disadvantaged kids in London this Christmas. And they need your help.
The children set to benefit from this massive operation have been identified by London’s social workers as being in need, and range from just one week old, to seventeen years old. These are kids who are directly impacted by poverty every day of the year – from those in low-income families unable to afford properly fitting clothes, to those temporarily living in care, refuges and hospitals – but for whom Christmas can be a particularly tough time of year.
Even if you only have £1 to contribute towards a gift, 100% of your donation will go directly towards a London child receiving a present to open on Christmas Day. Without your support many won’t receive any gift at all this year, so anything that you can donate will have a very real impact and be massively appreciated.
NOTE: If you’d like to support this campaign you can make a financial donation HERE, and The Childhood Trust will buy a present on your behalf which will then be wrapped and delivered by the Met OR you can buy and donate a new toy or gift of your choice by dropping it off at a London police station (by December 12th – full info on how to do this, and on the campaign more generally, HERE).
OTHER NOTE: Should donations exceed the amount required to provide a gift to each of the children on the Met’s list, that excess amount will be distributed to other projects carried out by The Childhood Trust, London’s child poverty charity.