THE Birmingham Irish Association (BIA) has launched a campaign to ensure local children have a Christmas that is “as normal as possible” despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Highlighting the “sad truth” that many children “will not have any Christmas presents” the organisation has decided to take action by organising a toy appeal.
“Many of you may already be aware of the ways that our services have extended over the last few months,” the organisation said in a statement this week.
“As our circumstances continue to evolve and with the furlough scheme ending in October, we are also incredibly conscious of those experiencing financial worries and how very different Christmas will be for these people this year.”
They explain: “It's a sad truth that many children in Birmingham will not have any Christmas presents and our aim is to make every child's Christmas as near to normal as possible, but your help is crucial to make this a reality.
“In the lead up to Christmas, we will be collecting new toys to distribute out to little ones in Birmingham and if you would like to donate, that would be wonderful.”
To donate a new toy to the appeal, call Trudy on 07970 671 462, email [email protected] or pop into St Anne's Parish Church on Alcester Street.
“Any donation given is so very greatly appreciated as it will help to make Christmas that bit brighter for our little ones this year,” the BIA adds.
If you can donate a new toy, please call Trudy on 07970 671 462, drop her an email through [email protected] or pop into St Anne's Parish Church on Alcester Street.
To make a financial donation to the appeal click here.