Venture Community Association

The Best Christmas Ever

We will make this the Best Christmas Ever for families impacted by mental health. We will take some of the stress and expense away by bringing Santa, gifts (including proper winter coats!) and fresh festive meals to families in need of some support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073115)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£5,290

Donations

37

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • So many parents are struggling with depression and anxiety as well as having no money. Christmas is really adding to that, there is so much expectation. If we can make a difference even for one day we'll have made a massive difference.

    — Emma (Volunteer Community Champion)

  • So many parents are struggling with depression and anxiety as well as having no money. Christmas is really adding to that, there is so much expectation. If we can make a difference even for one day we'll have made a massive difference.

    — Emma (Volunteer Community Champion)

Situation

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and, for many of us, it is. For parents and carers with mental health challenges in a low income area like Golborne, Christmas can be sheer hell. The expense and expectation can be overwhelming particularly when you want to do the best for your kids.

Solution

By giving our old community hall a mini makeover, we will create a free, fun, festive escape for 40 families. Santa will be there with lovely presents (including proper winter coats) and the food will be fresh, nutritious and delicious. The pressure will lift, even if just for a while.