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Operation Santa!


This year, Radio Chelmsford and The Body Shop, Chelmsford are supporting our Operation Santa. We are appealing for Christmas donations for the YMCA’s residents, children, and young people using their childcare and youth services. The YMCA have set up Christmas boxes in their reception for you to drop off your gifts, or alternatively you can drop them off at The Body Shop in Chelmsford’s High Chelmer shopping centre. Volunteers from YMCA Essex will wrap the gifts and deliver them to the 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. Brighten up someone’s Christmas this year, by supporting Operation Santa.

The kind of things we would like to be able to give our children and young people are:

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
– 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. If you’d prefer to donate money towards this Appeal, you can do so here:


In partnership with The Body Shop and Radio Chelmsford

We’re delighted to have the support of Chelmsford’s The Body Shop and Radio Chelmsford who are helping us to provide gifts for our children and young people, by asking their customers to participate in our Christmas Appeal.




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