As in previous years, St Helens Council’s Children and Young Peoples
Services Department is running a gift appeal for children aged from birth
to 18 years of age who may not otherwise receive gifts.
St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People, Councillor Andy Bowden said: “Sadly, the gifts that we collect may be the only ones received in many local homes. “
“So I’d urge everyone to do what they can to make Christmas happen for
those going through difficulties – and thank those who have already
contributed. Their efforts will help to ensure a happy Christmas and bring
some much needed joy to many young people.”
If you would like to get involved and give a child or teenager a gift this
Christmas, please read the guidelines below.
Children aged 0-3 years old: rattles, books, mobiles, teething toys etc.
Children aged 3-12 years old: toys, games, books, art/craft sets, any other
age appropriate gifts.
Teenagers: toiletries (male and female), cosmetics, books, etc.
All ages: pyjamas, scarves, gloves and hats, slipper socks.
Please make sure your gifts are NOT wrapped.
For health and safety reasons, soft toys cannot be accepted.
Collection points can now be found at the following locations.
· Atlas House, Corporation Street
· St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square
· 5th Floor, Wesley House, Corporation Street
· Central Library, Gamble Building, Victoria Square
· Central Link Children’s Centre, Westfield Street,
· Parr Children’s Centre, Ashtons Green Drive
· Fourways Children’s Centre, Burnage Avenue
· Thatto Heath Children’s Centre, Brisbane Street
· Sutton Children’s Centre, Ellamsbridge Road
· Newton Children’s Centre, Patterson Street,
The deadline for donations will be Friday 18 December 2015.