After the huge success of the giving tree in Peterborough last year, we have decided that it had to be done again. For those of you that have visited the salon recently, you will have seen the tree is up and decorated with pretty fairy lights. You will have also noticed some tags on the Christmas tree to.
These tags have a name of a child, their gender, age and something they would really like for Christmas. We are encouraging our fantastically caring clients to take a tag from the tree and buy that child a present. Bring the present back, unwrapped, with the tag and we will get them passed onto Kids Out who will deliver them to the child.
Kids Out is a charity that helps support children across the UK. These could be children that are living in hostels with family, living below the poverty line or in a women’s refuge for example. The children that are helped by the charity are likely to not have any other presents this Christmas. Your gift could be the only present they receive on Christmas Day.
What you choose to spend on the child is entirely your choice. However the tag gives you an idea of the budget and what they would like for Christmas. For example, some children will ask for colouring books or a ball, while others will ask for a train set or board game.
If Christmas shopping is not your thing, you can give a donation to our team of lovely hairdressers. We will then go shopping just before the end date of the collection to purchase gifts for the tags on the giving tree in Peterborough that haven’t been taken.
The presents are then collected by the charity and, with help from a jolly fella in a red outfit, the presents are delivered.
Last year we were amazed by the generosity of our amazing clients and had to contact the charity for more tags as we completely ran out. Who knows how many children we can make life that little bit happier for this Christmas?
If you’re looking for a giving tree in Peterborough, pop in to our salon now. We need all gifts and tags back by 12th December so they can be collected and delivered on time.