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Operation Santa!


Brighten up someone’s Christmas this year, by supporting Operation Santa!


We have now launched our 2021 Operation Santa!  Please help us with our appeal to make this Christmas a special year to remember.

We are appealing for donations of Christmas gifts that we can distribute to local children, young people and families. We have Christmas boxes for donations at both our Chelmsford and Colchester branches and you can drop your items between now and Wednesday 15 December. Then, volunteers from YMCA Essex and the Dunmow Group will wrap the gifts and deliver them to our residents, children, and young people, so that they have something to open on Christmas morning. For more information on the types suitable gifts, please see below:

Christmas Wish List:

– Hat
– Gloves
– Socks
– Pyjamas
– Chocolate
– Make Up
– Photo Frames
– Body Spray
– Deodorant
– Sweets
– Gift Vouchers
– Shower Gel
– Hair Brush / Combs
– Mugs/Cups
– Games
– Teddy bears
– Keyrings
– Single Bedding
– Blankets
– Household decorative items

If you have any items you can donate, feel free to pop and see us or contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks must go to Radio Chelmsford for continuing to support this special Appeal.

We’re also delighted to share that the Dunmow Group are partnering with us to provide presents to children, young people and families in Essex and in mid-December we will have wonderful volunteers from Dunmow Group joining us to wrap all the presents up in time for distribution.

Last year, Radio Chelmsford, The Body Shop, Chelmsford and L&Q Foundation supported our Operation Santa and as a result we were able to deliver over 300 gifts to local families.


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