Christmas Gift Appeal 2018

St Helens Council’s People’s Service department is calling on kind-hearted residents to make a disadvantaged child’s Christmas special, by donating to its gift appeal.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Developing Children, Councillor Joe Pearson said:  “Our annual gift appeal has been a huge success since it first launched in 2010, with tens of thousands of items donated by kind-hearted residents, businesses, and organisations.” 

"But sadly, the truth is that there are still many children and young people in the     borough who are at risk of waking up on Christmas day without a single gift, so I’d     encourage anyone who can to do what they can to bring some much needed joy into these youngsters lives at what should be the happiest time of the year.”

The appeal is for toys and gifts for children aged from birth to 18 years. Items such as rattles, teething rings, books, board games, toys, toiletries and clothing will be most welcome, in previous years demand has been high for boys aged 7—12 and donations were limited for this age range, therefore could you please give more consideration for these children.

We ask that gifts are new and not wrapped and for health and safety reasons, soft toys cannot be accepted.

Collection Points have been set up in various town centre locations including:

  • St Helens Town Hall
  • Atlas House
  • Wesley House
  • St Helens Libraries
  • Central Link Children’s Centre, Westfield Street

While donations can also be made at:

  • 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 is Monday 17 December 2018. For more information contact Tracy Sexton on 01744 676563