Hundreds of presents have been flooding in to support Wave 105’s Mission Christmas 2015 campaign which will ensure as many children as possible across the south will get a gift this festive season.
The annual Mission Christmas toy appeal is a scheme which looks to deliver presents to those youngsters in the south who are living in poverty and who would not normally receive a gift at Christmas. Ahead of the December 13 deadline for dropping off gifts, Wave 105 presenters will be going out in force to broadcast live from several Sainsbury’s locations across the region to remind people that there is still time to donate new and unwrapped gifts.
Presenter live broadcast dates and locations:
- December 4 – Sainsbury’s Waterlooville with Mark Collins from 9am to 1pm
- December 9- Sainsbury’s Castlepoint with Simon Clarke from 1pm to 4pm
- December 11 – Sainsbury’s Hedge End with Steve Power from 4pm to 7pm
In the Wave 105 listener region there are 64,000 children living in poverty and supporters of the campaign are able to drop their gifts off at various Sainsbury’s stores across Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex. Plus, this year charitable gift givers can opt to donate online using the Doddle parcel service by selecting ‘Mission Christmas Doddle Southampton’ as the delivery address for their parcels. The new gifts will be delivered to the Doddle parcel store and collected by Pickfords for distribution.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “Christmas is traditionally a wonderful time for families and friends to come together and share gifts, but it’s not a time enjoyed by everyone. There are some children that for whatever reason do not receive any gifts.
“There is still time for people to show support for our campaign and we wish to thank our amazing sponsors – Foresters the Financial Services Provider, David Gale the Specialist Orthodontic Referral Centre, Sainsbury’s, Pickfords and Doddle – who are helping us to fulfil our aim of providing thousands of gifts to local disadvantaged children.”
Donations to the appeal can also be made over the phone via: 01489 481082 or via text, by texting WAVE to 70808 and donating £5.
Visit wave105.com/missionchristmas to find out more about the scheme.