Our not-so-secret Santa!

Whilst we’d usually be picking names out of a hat for Secret Santa, this year we decided to mix things up… Having spent much of the year in own home, we’ve had enough deliveries to build a small fort from the boxes, but not everyone is as fortunate.

This year, we lived our More Than Me value and created a not-so-Secret Santa by helping Leeds Children’s Charity collect Christmas gifts for vulnerable children who might not receive one otherwise.

The Christmas present appeal helps children from lots of different backgrounds, including young carers and those living in poverty, to children who have been abused and neglected. As well as performing Santa-duties, the charity also offers accommodation and gives children the respite and essential care they desperately need.

On 25th November, we set ourselves a target of 100 toys and gifts. But we are delighted to announce that together, we’ve managed to donate a whopping 220 presents!


Better still, is that we were also able to make a big impact in supplying presents for age groups that lack the most support, babies and teens – 63% of our gifts were for these groups.

Dave Norman, Director at Leeds Children’s Charity, said:

On behalf of Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm and all the young people and families that we do our best to support, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for the kindness and thoughtfulness the team at the Home Group have shown in donating gifts for the young people we work with. During what have been very difficult times, it is hard to imagine how life, for families who already have very little, has been affected. The gifts you have donated will make a difference and will bring happiness to so many young people – so thank you, and thank you to the team who I know have worked very hard to make all of this possible.

Written by:

Leah Groom


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