On receipt of the following from the Charity Executive of CFM Cash for Kids, the Mark Masons of Cumberland & Westmorland have again shown their generosity in supporting the cause ..
It is clear that 2020 is a year like no other and at CFM Cash for Kids, it has been and continues to be one of the toughest our charity has ever seen.
Cash for Kids has been quick to adapt with virtual fundraising ideas but the fact is that our fundraising income is dramatically down year on year. We need to ensure we are here in the months and years to come to help local children who need us and run vital campaigns, such as Mission Christmas for our annual gift and cash appeal which aims to ensure every child wakes up to a present on Christmas Day. Its not that many sleeps to Christmas and we need to be ready
1 child supported = £65
50 children supported = £3,250
100 children supported = £6,500
200 children supported = £13,000
Last year we had requests to help over 8,000 children this number is rapidly rising due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its far reaching impact across Cumbria and SW Scotland.
Mission Christmas is CFM Cash for Kids biggest fundraising and toy donation appeal in the year.
Each Christmas we reach out to organisations and other charities who work with children from the ages of 0 to 18 years, to provide gifts to underprivileged, disadvantaged and disabled children who will wake up on Christmas Day without a gift from Santa or their loved ones.
Across Cumbria and South West Scotland, one in three children live in poverty.
Child poverty is described as living in a house without central heating, going to bed without a hot meal and waking up to an inadequate school uniform.
For these families, Christmas is a luxury they cannot afford.
Cash donations contribute to buying specialist equipment for disabled children, as these dont come as the most obvious gifts throughout the appeal.
Every toy donated, every amount of cash pledged goes right back in to our own community.
Sara Oldham (Charity Executive CFM cash for Kids)