Donate a Toy with Amazon UK and Charity In Kind Direct Delivering Smiles to Families in Need this Christmas

Amazon in collaboration with Charity In Kind Direct will be delivering games and toys to children in vulnerable situations across the UK this Christmas. Families can help and participate too, as Amazon and charity In Kind Direct invite people to donate toys at amazon.co.uk/donateatoy. In Kind Direct will distribute the toys to families across the UK, last year more than 6,700 toys were donated in Europe. In the UK, and across Europe, the initiative is set to deliver smiles to thousands of vulnerable families in the run up to Christmas…

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Virgin Media O2 announces UK-wide rollout of The National Databank, providing free mobile data to tackle data poverty this Christmas

Virgin Media O2, together with Good Things Foundation, has announced that the first ever National Databank will be rolling out across the UK – as Virgin Media O2 pledges even more free O2 mobile data to help tackle data poverty. The launch is in response to the data crisis in the UK, with 1.5 million homes currently without internet access. Following the success of a three-month National Databank pilot scheme and building on the 7.5 million GB of O2 mobile data already donated, Virgin Media O2 is also announcing that…

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Sainsbury’s to match millions in donations in a bid to help feed more than 12 million families this Christmas

As part of its ongoing commitment to support the communities it serves, Sainsbury’s annual ‘Help Brighten a Million Christmases’  initiative is running, with every single donation being matched by the supermarket up to the value of £1.5 million. With the aim of raising a total of over £3 million, the campaign builds on Sainsbury’s year-round work with its charitable partners to provide vital support to those who need it most over the festive period. Sainsbury’s is committed to ensuring that more Brits can celebrate this year without hunger, making sure…

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Barnardo’s Kidsmas Live concert raises vital funds to support vulnerable families this Christmas helped by Heart Radio DJ Dev Griffin and Troy the Magician

The Barnardo’s Kidsmas Live concert, powered by Vodafone, has raised vital funds to support vulnerable families across the UK. The event was hosted by Broadcaster and Heart DJ Dev Griffin and featured special performances from children’s choirs and Troy the Magician. Hundreds attended the event at Birmingham Town Hall, and many more tuned into the livestream.  The event was part of Barnardo’s Kidsmas campaign which aims to help vulnerable children rediscover the magic of Christmas this festive season. The leading national children’s charity is asking people across the country to come together with families, friends and communities to raise…

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In Kind Direct’s charitable network anticipates that millions of people will need toilet roll this Christmas, never mind the latest must have gadget

This festive period is expected to see a sharp increase in people unable to afford hygiene essentials making the real Christmas list of must-haves for millions of people, anything from deodorant to nappies, not the latest smart home device, games console or luxury handbag. In Kind Direct works with over 4,500 charitable organisations such as charities, community groups, foodbanks and schools across the UK, distributing a wide range of products from donating organisations. Over 75%* of respondents to their autumn survey indicated that toiletries, personal hygiene and household cleaning products are…

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