Wave 105 - Cash For Kids
MISSION CHRISTMAS APPEAL
2018 was the 4th year we have contributed to this festive appeal which collects presents for local disadvantaged children and young adults. We contributed nearly 1,000 presents to a total in excess of 36,000 that were donated by people across Dorset and Hampshire.
Each year we continue to increase the number of gifts we donate by striking discounts with major retailers and by taking advantage of sales and special offers throughout the year.
Christmas For Kids Tour 2018
A thank you message from C4K
Dear Richard and all at The Gale Foundation,
I hope you are well. We at C4K wanted to write to you personally and say a huge thank you once again for the extremely generous donation your trust you made to Christmas for Kids for our 2018 children’s hospice tour.
To give you some insight into our work last year, we employed nine actors (three returning and six new) and toured a brand new show, Harry’s Christmas Adventure, with original songs and lots of sensory and interactive elements to 54 children’s hospices and related venues in England, Wales and Scotland. It was our first time touring to Scotland and those new venues loved the show. I expect you are incredibly busy, but if you have a moment, please do take a look at our blog of the tour written by members of the cast, which you’ll find on our website. I also attach a couple of photos from last year’s tour.
Our reputation is building and we were recently invited to collaborate with charity Rays of Sunshine, who are employing us to take a two-hander show into children’s hospital wards as part of their Hospital Activity Days throughout the year. We now have a pool of twelve actors working on this project and since starting in February 2019, we have already played seven shows to children in hospitals in London, Bristol and Cambridge. We are very excited about this new venture as well as looking towards our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala later in the year, and of course our 2019 children’s hospice tour.
None of this work would be possible without support from generous donors such as your foundation, so thank you once again. Please see below a breakdown of how your donation was spent - you paid for six hospice visits in the South and South West of England, covering the actors' wages and accommodation.
With our very best wishes, and heartfelt thanks,
Sue, Claire and all at Christmas for Kids