Employees from a Liverpool based building services company today ensured hundreds of disadvantaged children across Merseyside will have at least one present to open on Christmas Day.
The ten-strong team, from HE Simm, spent yesterday (November 26) helping charity workers and volunteers sort through a mountain of gifts donated via Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas appeal.
Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s charity operating across 22 areas of the UK. Its Mission Christmas appeal, launched on November 6, runs until the week before Christmas.
Back in May, four HE Simm staff members raised £5,000 for the charity by dressing in superhero costumes and abseiling down Liverpool’s iconic Radio City Tower.
Gareth Simm, Managing Director of HE Simm, said: “Following on from the abseil, we were asked by the charity to help with its Mission Christmas appeal, which we readily agreed to. We assisted the team in sorting through the gifts that had been collected over the last three weeks.
“HE Simm has been operating at the heart of the Liverpool community for 70 years, so it’s important we give something back. Supporting Mission Christmas will go some way to helping us achieve that.”
Katie Harrison, Senior Charity Fundraiser for Cash4Kids, said “We are so grateful to HE Simm for its support of Mission Christmas. Last year the appeal provided £1.2 million worth of gifts to 37,000 needy children in our local area. We expect demand to grow even further this year and we simply couldn’t fulfil all of the applications without the generosity of people who donate to Mission Christmas and help collect and sort the gifts.”
Gareth Simm added: “I would urge anyone buying Christmas presents to consider purchasing another, which will go to a child who might not otherwise have a present to open on Christmas Day.”
Further information about Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas appeal is available on its website, http://www.cashforkids.uk.com/mission/