Walker Morris Christmas gift appeal is stronger than ever

Christmas Toy donation 2018 Print news article

19/12/2018

Walker Morris employees have been spreading some festive cheer by donating sacks full of presents to national children’s charity, KidsOut to be distributed to underprivileged children and young people in the region.

Now in its 15th year, the support for the annual Walker Morris Christmas gift appeal is stronger than ever, with over 150 toys and gifts donated, equalling our record year in 2013.

Each year Walker Morris employees are asked if they would like to donate a toy or gift to a nominated charity and since the programme began in 2003, it has gone from strength to strength.

This year Walker Morris is working with KidsOut, a national charity that provides fun and positive experiences to thousands of children and young people living in difficult and challenging circumstances. KidsOut works throughout the UK to bring happiness and excitement into children’s lives as well as hope for a better future.

Gavin Bedford at KidsOut commented:

“KidsOut has been blown away by the generosity expressed towards our Giving Tree 2018 campaign. The response has been overwhelming, with over 750 companies, organisations, schools, and groups taking part in the UK. Without the support of organisations like Walker Morris, KidsOut would not be able to provide every child in a Women’s Aid Refuge with the opportunity to receive a brand new Christmas gift. Thank you from everyone at KidsOut for helping to make disadvantaged children happy this Christmas.”

Louise Power, Partner at Walker Morris and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility said:

“It is lovely to be able to support such a worthy cause as KidsOut at Christmas. This time of year can be particularly difficult for many families, children and young people and the response from employees has been absolutely overwhelming. We hope that these presents provide a bit of festive cheer for everyone on Christmas Day.”

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