Following another difficult year for many, at Birstall Shopping Park, we wanted to find a way to support local charities who go the extra mile to support young people and the vulnerable in our community over the festive period, providing invaluable support to those who need it most.

We’ve therefore teamed up with local charities, Yorkshire Children’s Trust, Leeds Hospitals Charity and Kidz Klub for the second year in a row, to help raise vital funds so that they can continue to do the incredible job they do, brightening Christmas time for those in need. Please read below to find out more about these wonderful charities, the work they do and how you can donate. Thank you.

Yorkshire Children’s Trust

Yorkshire Children’s Trust supports the emotional and urgent financial needs of children with long term illnesses and disabilities.

As part of the support that Yorkshire Children’s Trust offers, every Christmas time, the charity launches their Christmas Present Appeal and together with Santa, takes presents to local hospitals in the Yorkshire region to ensure that no child wakes up without a present on the ward on Christmas morning.

Unfortunately, the last two years have brought Yorkshire Children’s Trust a unique set of challenges, meaning they have been unable to go ahead with their traditional Christmas plans. The charity is therefore asking for a financial pledge for them to continue to support some of the most vulnerable and needy children in the region over the festive period. No matter how big or small the donation, every penny will be used to support these families. Please remember, if you are eligible, do add Gift Aid, it costs you nothing more but helps your donation go further!

Yorkshire Children’s Trust would like to thank everyone for their support this Christmas time and encourage you to visit their website to learn more about their essential services to local children in our community.

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Registered charity number 1146884.
Find out more about the charity’s work here.

Leeds Hospitals Charity

Leeds Hospitals Charity is the charity for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. With your help, they fund things that make all the difference, but that the NHS doesn’t provide. Every day, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers in Leeds go above and beyond to make the experience of being in hospital better, but we all know the NHS is under constant strain, making the incredible work of NHS heroes even harder.  Your donation to Leeds Hospitals Charity will help to provide extra equipment, facilities, research, education and specialist staff to relieve the pressure. Support our NHS heroes to do their best, for us.

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Registered charity number 1170369.
Find out more about the charity’s work here.

Kidz Klub

Kidz Klub, Leeds, believes that every child deserves the very best, no matter who they are or where they live. Kidz Klub has been working with the children of our city and their families for over 20 years, building relationships across generations and cheering them on to be the very best they can be. Kidz Klub believes that the children are the community changers and nation shakers and that their job, as a charity, is to help them SHINE!

Sadly, Kidz Klub’s experience is that crisis, such as the current pandemic, affects the children and communities they serve more than anyone else. Kidz Klub therefore asks you to stand with them, as they support 1,000 children and their families in Leeds, to make it a different story.

For some families, Christmas can be an extremely challenging time. Kidz Klub therefore strives to support those families who may need a little extra help. One of the ways they do this is giving Christmas presents to the children in our community who may not otherwise receive one. However, to continue buying presents and bringing a little extra joy to the lives of those children, Kidz Klub needs your help. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support this Christmas.

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Registered charity number 1194238.
Find out more about the charity’s work here.