Key information

Laura Linsdell - 01603 886931 or 07817 014983

laura.linsdell@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Gift ideas for our young people

For our 16-25 year olds:

  • Gift Vouchers
  • Chocolates/Sweets
  • Toiletries/Make-up Gift sets
  • Aftershave or Perfume

For our younger service users:

  • Games/Puzzles
  • Chocolate/Sweets
  • Story Books
  • Colouring Books/Crayons/Stickers

For our Young Carer Groups, aged 6-18 (group gifts)

  • Craft Materials
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Indoor Sports Equipment
  • Dressing-up Costumes
  • Story Books or Colouring Books

Christmas Gift Appeal 2016

It's time for us to start thinking about Christmas and the ways we can help make it special for the young people and families we support. Christmas can be very difficult if life is not going as you would like it to so each year we try to bring a little joy by giving Christmas gifts to the people who use our services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Who will receive a gift?

Once again we are asking for the kind help of the public to donate gifts for us to give at Christmas and this year we are making a few positive changes to the way we run our appeal.…

We have been fortunate to have received so many wonderful gift donations in previous years but have never been in a position to tell our supporters which of our service users were the recipients of their gift. This year, we will be offering our supporters the opportunity to choose which of our services they would like to provide a gift/s for and will therefore be asking anybody wishing to donate gifts to confirm their involvement in our Gift Appeal at the earliest opportunity to enable them to select which of our services they would like to support. 

This year, we would love to give Christmas gifts to the following young people we support:

How to donate gifts

To enable us to give appropriate gifts to as many young people and families as possible this Christmas, we are asking our supporters to follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Look at the list of young people we hope to provide gifts for and choose who you would like to donate your gift/s to. Then, complete our DONATION FORM to confirm your chosen receipient, along with your contact details so we know who to thank.

  2. Return your form to us by email or post at the earliest opportunity to enable us to register your donation and ensure that your gifts go to your chosen recipient.

  3. Purchase your gifts and deliver to us, UNWRAPPED, no later than 25th November 2016. (Details of your nearest drop-off point will be confirmed on receipt of your donation form).

Before purchasing your gifts, please read our Guidance Notes for Gift Donations.

What type of gifts should you buy?

Please refer to our guidance notes and the list to the left of this page for gift ideas. Once you have decided who you would like to buy for please think about what type of gift would be appropriate for them and remember that we have a mix of male and female young people.

Please note that the majority of our young people will receive individual gifts however, we would like to give group gifts to our Young Carers so these need to be things that several people could use/play with.

How much should you spend on a gift?

We suggest a maximum spend of £15 for an individual gift however several items can be used to make up a gift so items of any value up to this amount would be appreciated.

We suggest a spend of up to £50 for group gifts for our Young Carers.

Do you have any questions?

Should you have any questions regarding our 2016 Christmas Gift Appeal , please do not hesitate to contact laura.linsdell@benjaminfoundation.co.uk or call 01603 886931

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