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Winter 2023 saw us deliver our biggest campaign to date, supporting over 3500 children by delivering essentials like coats and winter shoes, providing Christmas gifts, and throwing unforgettable festive parties.

It was a monumental effort, and only possible because incredible people across Yorkshire stood up to do the right thing for the region's most vulnerable children. Whether providing warehouse space, delivering presents, helping out at parties or providing winter essentials, our supporters made amazing things happen...

Your impact at a glance

children and young people received Christmas presents and winter essentials
children attended five Christmas parties across Hull, Leeds and Sheffield
of schools reported extremely positive feedback from parents receiving support
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schools reported the campaign helped them to safeguard vulnerable children
0 %
schools said children's wellbeing improved after receiving winter essentials
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What our beneficiaries say

"For a child who would have received nothing for Christmas without the charity, it is truly amazing. To see them now so excited to talk about Christmas is something that we haven't witnessed before" - Teacher
"Getting this support after everything we've been through was absolutely brilliant.

The difference has been absolutely massive, I cannot tell you"
- Parent
"It supported relationships [with families] at a tricky time of the year.
Children also felt more comfortable having the warm coats and dry shoes arriving to school and playing at break and lunch."
- Teacher

Special shout outs

We couldn't have delivered this campaign without the generosity of Yorkshire organisations, both big and small. An enormous thank you to:
  • 512 The Export and Import Specialists
  • Argos
  • Arrow Capital Partners
  • Arrow Signs
  • Bankside Patterson
    Caddick Group
  • Cerburus
  • Cranswick
  • Deichmann
  • Dunelm
  • English Marquee Company
  • Furn.com
  • George A Moore Foundation
  • GV&Co
  • HFMA
  • J F Brignall Charitable Trust
  • John Cotton Group
  • Julius Baer
  • Levi Solicitors
  • Manning Stainton
  • MAPP
  • McInroy & Wood
  • Morley Glass and Glazing
  • Precursor
  • Rosemont Pharmaceuticals
  • Savills
  • Sedulo
  • Sir James Reckitt Charity
  • St James’s Place
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Stonebridge Homes
  • Toiletries Amnesty
  • Town Centre Securities
  • Towngate PLC
  • Yorkshire Property Charitable Trust
  • Zenko Properties

A note from the team

This has been by far the biggest and most ambitious campaign Yorkshire Children’s Charity has delivered, temporarily transforming us from a children’s charity into a logistics company! Whilst it stretched us well beyond the size and scope we’re currently set up to deliver, the whole team and our Trustees were in agreement that saying ‘No’ just wasn’t an option. We would defy anyone to read the stories of those children and not feel compelled to act.

Find out more about how our supporters have brought Christmas joy to families across Yorkshire in our latest report.

Can your organisation help us make Christmas 2024 even bigger and better? Whether you’d like to fundraise, volunteer, donate a gift in kind or know someone we should speak to, we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch with our team at christmas@yorkshirechildrenscharity.org – let’s make things better together.