For this year’s Christmas appeal we have teamed up with not one, but two charities. We will continue our support for children’s bereavement charity Holding On Letting Go by providing Christmas presents to the children in their care. We have been working with Holding on Letting Go for over 18 months now, and we are still in awe of the work they do with children and their families as they learn to come to terms with the death of a loved one.
Referrals to the charity have increased significantly since Covid and the resulting lockdowns, this was not due to an increase of deaths, it was due to the way that we were able to morn and deal with our grief during this period. They charity also found that they were having to support whole families rather thank just the children.
Realising that many charities are facing real difficulties this year, we are extending our Christmas Appeal to include another great local charity, The Happy Pants Ranch, who are an animal sanctuary and rescue centre that take in all kinds of animals that have no-where else to go, largely due to medical or behavioural issues. Currently home to over 350 animals, the range also is a hub for people with mental health and learning difficulties, a safe place for adults and children to come for animal therapy.
The Happy Pants Ranch is entirely run by volunteers and funded only by donations, so they are having an extremely tough time at the moment as the cost of living crisis is starting to bite donations are dropping and more animals need taking in due to the cost of vet and food bills.
Our Christmas Appeal
For our appeal we are asking for you to donate one (or several) of the items below, it doesn’t have to be a big donation, just what you can. Together we can make a difference.
Any form of craft kits
Pens, pencils and crayons
Paints and paint brushes
Any type of wet or dry cat food / treats
Guinea pig pellets
Poultry and waterfowl corn
Poultry layers pellets
Wild bird seed
In addition, if anyone has any of the following items:
Pillows / cushions
Towels and blankets
Please drop off your items to our office, 2 West Street, Sittingbourne. ME10 1AW