People in Daventry are invited to support afestive campaign to help vulnerable youngsters this Christmas.
Action for Children has joined forces with HomeSense Northampton to raise funds for children’s services.
Customers at HomeSense Northampton, at St James Retail Park, are able to buy a Christmas bauble for £1, on which they can write a festive message or their happiest childhood Christmas memory before hanging it on a special HomeSense Christmas tree in the store.
All proceeds from the bauble donations will go to Action for Children children’s centres in Daventry, Kettering, Wellingborough, and across South Northamptonshire.
Anne Bridgstock, children’s services manager for Action for Children, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with the HomeSense Hang a bauble initiative again this year.
“We will put the generous donations towards budget cooking courses, transport costs and garden equipment.”
Sarah Cook, director of fundraising at Action for Children, said: “Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for vulnerable children, young people and their families.
“This is why for the past six years we’ve been delivering our Hang a Bauble campaign in partnership with HomeSense, raising funds for our services in communities up and down the country.
“Last year the campaign raised more than £150,000 for our family support, children’s centre, disability and fostering and adoption services. We’re so grateful for the incredible support shown by HomeSense stores and customers, which helps us to reach more and more vulnerable people across the UK each year.”
Suzanne Inch, head of retail for HomeSense, said; “At HomeSense, we believe in supporting our local communities and helping vulnerable children achieve their potential.
“With each of our 39 HomeSense stores raising money for local Action for Children services, it means the money our customers give is re-invested in the area.
“HomeSense is part of TJX Europe which has had a long-standing relationship with Action for Children, supporting the charity for over a decade.”
Action for Children and brands for less homeware retailer HomeSense have been delivering the popular ‘Hang a Bauble’ Christmas campaign since 2010, helping to raise vital funds for vulnerable children, young people and families.
Hanging a bauble in your local HomeSense store takes just one minute but will help to transform the lives of vulnerable children across the UK. Organisers of the appeal are hoping to top last year’s figure of £150,000.