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Supporting care leavers in Barnsley this Christmas

We have recently donated £1,000 to a Steering Group in Barnsley who provide a special Christmas Day for young care leavers in the area.

A hamper and a Christmas meal will be delivered to each care leaver instead this year

For the last two years the day has consisted of gift giving, entertainment and a spectacular Christmas dinner which is funded by continuous donations and fundraising events throughout the year.

Like many other charity events this year, however, this has unfortunately been impacted by the pandemic and this meant the group have been unable to hold as many fundraising events.

The event itself has also been adapted this year - the group will now deliver a Christmas Eve hamper and a meal to each care leaver to help them have a really enjoyable Christmas Day.

The generous donation from yourselves has made a huge difference and means we can do our very best to make sure every young care leaver on their own at Christmas receives this bundle of goodies and hopefully has a really special Christmas.

Angela Fawcett, Designated Nurse Safeguarding Children, Barnsley CCG

We were delighted to contribute to this heart-warming event that helps many young people enjoy the festive season, especially after such a challenging year.

Ryan O'Loughlin, Director