Retail lighting supplier Shoplight Ltd is showing its support for Dear Santa 2021 – with a £3,500 donation
The Peterborough-based company heard about our appeal to buy gifts of choice for children harmed by crime and wanted to get involved.
Mel Shortland, director of Shoplight Ltd, based in Fengate, Peterborough said: “We know that Christmas can be a difficult time for many and so each year we look for a charity to support.
“In the past we have supported vulnerable women and charities supporting the homeless and this year we have decided to support children.
“We contacted Embrace and have been really interested in the work they are doing to help children and young people recover from the horrible crimes they have experienced. We hope our donation will enable Embrace to support even more children this year and we would like to continue to support them after Dear Santa is over.”
Shoplight’s donation will buy at least 100 gifts for children harmed by crime.
Shoplight works with many of the UK and the world’s biggest retailers and high street names from Lego, Skechers and Mountain Warehouse to Hotel Chocolat and Starbucks.
Anne Campbell, chief executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime (Embrace CVoC), said: “We are really grateful to Mel and the team at Shoplight for their incredibly generous donation. Their actions will ensure some of our community’s most vulnerable children have a reason to smile and believe in Santa this year.”
Embrace CVoC is the only organisation in the UK that focuses all its work on supporting children and young people suffering trauma because of crime. Some of the children have lost a parent or sibling through serious crime. Some of them have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse or have suffered years of neglect. Others have been living in a home torn apart by domestic violence. These children have dealt with unimaginable trauma in their young lives and police officers, teachers or others who work in safeguarding roles refer them to Embrace CVoC to get the help and support they need.
To find out more about Embrace CVoC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk