YMCA Norfolk will be taking part in The Wonder Tree giving initiative this Christmas, in partnership with Norwich City Football Club and SOUL Church.
Over 800 individuals will receive a free gift from the partnership, including 240 young people that are provided a safe home and are supported by YMCA Norfolk as well as children of single parent families and children of families on the edge of care. Children of a local school and other families in need will also receive gifts.
Tim Sweeting, YMCA Norfolk CEO, said:
“Among all the joy and fun of this time of year, many of the families we support across our county will experience financial difficulties and feel under pressure this Christmas.
“We are so excited to be part of The Wonder Tree campaign to put that right and help to alleviate stress for a number of families.
“As a youth charity that is in the business of hope, we want to ensure that we can offer hope to children and young people; helping them to have a fantastic Christmas.”
Zoe Ward, Business and Project Director for the Canaries, added:
“Norwich City Football Club is really pleased to support such a special initiative that will help make a difference to families within our community.
“The Wonder Tree Campaign will enable all children to really enjoy this special time of year”
Jon Norman, Lead Pastor of SOUL Church, said: “The Wonder Tree is all about placing dignity on families who are struggling at Christmas and we are honoured to be partnering Norwich City Football Club and the YMCA. Together we’re stronger!”
Note to readers:
If you would like to donate a gift to The Wonder Tree, please follow the instructions below:
1. Pick up a gift tag from The Wonder Tree at SOUL Church – choose from Gold, Silver or Purple
2. Follow the instructions on the tag. Please only bring brand new gifts with a value of up to £15.00
3. Bring the present and the tag back to church and pop them under the tree. We’ll take care of the wrapping! If you’d like to donate online, please visit www.thewonder.org.uk or www.soulchurch.co.uk/donate and select ‘Wonder Tree’ on the donations drop down.