Harry Corry in Derry has teamed up with Downtown Radio/Cool FM’s children’s charity Cash for Kids to support its festive ‘Mission Christmas’ toy campaign.
‘Mission Christmas’ is a nationwide campaign which will see all 17 branches of Harry Corry and over 500 other businesses across the North act as drop off points for the public to donate a new toy or gift for a disadvantaged child this Christmas, who might otherwise wake up to nothing.
Cash for Kids Charity Manager, Stephanie Laverty explains: “According to the latest NI Poverty Bulletin, 96,000 children in Northern Ireland – that’s 1 in 5 kids – are living in absolute poverty. At Cash for Kids it’s our mission to support these children. It’s incredible that as the economy starts to recover there are still so many families here who are really struggling and who can’t have a happy Christmas. We’re looking for donations of new and unwrapped toys, clothes, games – to keep the Christmas dream alive for these children”
The public are asked to go to www.coolfm.co.uk/missionchristmas or www.downtown.co.uk/mission christmas to find their nearest drop-off point. All gifts will be collected and sorted by age before being distributed to lists of local children.