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Yorkshire launches annual Christmas appeal

Yorkshire has joined forces with The Childrens Trust and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers for its annual Christmas fundraising appeal, which this year has been named Caring Together.

The bringing together of two charities that work in partnership to make a difference to the lives of young carers and severely disabled children has already gained the support of popular TV star, Amanda Burton.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is a national charity that supports carers by giving information, support and advice through its Network of carers’ centres and interactive websites.

The Children’s Trust provides specialist care, education and rehabilitation for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs.

Young carers often miss out on the fun and excitement of Christmas as those they care for usually depend on them to provide the festivities, and children who require continuous care through the Childrens Trust are often unable to spend Christmas at home.

Caring Together is therefore aiming to provide funding that will help to bring the magic of Christmas to the many youngsters supported by the chosen charities.

From now until December 22 all Yorkshires 131 branches and 75 agencies will be involved in the appeal, raising money through a variety of activities including prize draws to win a forever friends bear, the sale of forever friends pin badges (four collectable designs) and childrens colouring competitions.

Amanda Burton says: “Im delighted that Yorkshire has chosen these two very special charities to be the beneficiaries of its annual fundraising campaign.

“The society has a fantastic record of Christmas fundraising, but of course it can only be successful if everyone gets involved.

“Simply buying a prize draw ticket or a forever friends pin badge can help to make Caring Together a real success.”


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