THE NSPCC is bringing a magical Christmas to children in Antrim with the launch of the charity’s Letter from Santa campaign, which kicks off this month.
SPAR stores will be stocking Letter from Santa fliers, which can be sent off with a suggested donation of £5 to arrange for a personalised letter from Santa to be sent to children.
Christmas is a busy time of year for Santa and last year 7,668 letters were delivered to children and families in Northern Ireland.
Speaking on SPAR’s involvement in the campaign is Bronagh Luke, Corporate Marketing Controller at SPAR, who said: “SPAR is once again delighted to be getting behind this initiative, that will not only heighten the festive excitement of young children awaiting the arrival of Santa, but support the vital work carried out by the NSPCC and ChildLine during the festive season.
“Sadly not all children are able to enjoy Christmas due to neglect or cruelty, therefore our stores are keen to urge shoppers to help us raise as much money as possible for the charity in order to continue to fund the charity’s mission of ending all cruelty to children in communities across Northern Ireland.”
Claire Quigley from the NSPCC said: “We are delighted to once again have SPAR to support us in making Christmas that bit more magical for children. Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa could help ChildLine be there whenever a child seeks help either online or by phone. And every £25 raised could enable a trained practitioner to deliver one hour of support through the NSPCC’s helpline for adults who are concerned about a child.”
There are five magical styles of NSPCC Letter from Santa for children of all ages, making them the ideal gift for families with more than one child as each child can receive a truly unique letter. Santa can even write a special letter to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas – a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
Each letter is uniquely personalised with the child’s name, age, address, gender and best friend’s name, and there’s also the chance to include a final ‘P.S.’ thought from Santa when you order online. The letters are beautifully illustrated and arrive via reindeer mail to make the experience truly unforgettable. Children will be amazed that Santa knows them so well!
The reindeer mailroom is open until 17 December 2012, and all those who request a Letter from Santa this year will be entered into a free prize draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland for a family of four.
Letters from Santa can be ordered by picking up a flyer at any SPAR store or by visiting www.nspcc.org.uk/santa.