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Put a smile on their face this Christmas

Put a smile on the face of child victims of crime in your area this Christmas by making their wishes come true.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, children’s charity Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CvoC) is appealing for people to ‘buy an extra gift for a child victim of crime when you shop online’ this festive season.

Embrace CVoC provides support to young people affected by serious crime right across the UK, helping them to cope, recover and fulfil their potential.

Last year, over three thousand young victims of crimes including homicide, sexual abuse, domestic violence and neglect from across the UK received some form of help – ranging from one-to one and group therapy, to practical and well-being support.

Its Dear Santa appeal will fund Christmas gifts of choice for youngsters who have been nominated by police officers and other safeguarding professionals in the county, to put a smile on their face on Christmas Day.

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive, said: “Sometimes a small gesture of support can make the world of difference to children and families who are experiencing significant trauma and stress, through no fault of their own, as a result of crime.

“Christmas should be a time of joy for everyone – but especially the children – and that’s why Embrace is urging people to buy an extra gift for a child of crime.

“Your donation, whether in lieu of Christmas cards or through an office whip round, will help sprinkle some festive fairy dust across some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities this festive season. Please help us make their wishes come true!”

Christmas wishes from child victims of crime have been placed on Embrace CVoC’s unique Amazon wish-list where people can choose a gift and buy directly – meaning 100% of the donation going direct to the child.

Some of the longed for presents on the wish lists include – 

– An eight-year-old from Yorkshire victim of domestic violence who would love an Electric Drum Kit at £34.99

– A Fire 7 Tablet at £49.99 requested by a 14 year old victim of Sexual abuse in Cambridgeshire. 

– A 7 year old from Bedfordshire victim of harassment who has wished for a Rexco Sport’s Goal at £39.99

Gifts purchased from the South and Midlands list are despatched to Embrace HQ in Peterborough and gifts from the North List are despatched to Airedale Enterprise Services in West Yorkshire before being wrapped and delivered to homes across the county in time for the big day.

Personalised Certificates of Appreciation are available for presents bought in someone’s name, for businesses or for work colleagues for office display.

To donate or for more information visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk/dear-santa or search #DearSanta2019 on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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