Young Farmers’ Clubs across NI have committed to support the 2021 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal and do their best to ensure not a single child goes without this year.
The partnership was announced as the charity launched its marathon festive effort which includes the co-ordination, collection, sorting and distribution of over £400,000 worth of presents to more than 10,000 children across the province.
To reflect its vibrant teenage membership, YFCU clubs will focus their gift collections on the 12-18 age group, which can be particularly difficult to buy for. YFCU Vice President Hannah Kirkpatrick is confident they’ll know the best presents to source.
“Like everyone, Young Farmers love Christmas but we’re all too aware that many children and young people across our local communities are living in poverty. As a rural-based organisation, with 3000 members in NI, we’re ready and willing to do what we can, at a local level, to make sure no teenagers or young adults miss out on Christmas Day.”
Cash for Kids Charity Manager, Lauren Baxter added:
“We’re over the moon that YFCU has selected Mission Christmas as its charity appeal for 2021. This is a tremendous and very age-appropriate boost for our team. We look forward to welcoming the organisation’s county representatives, along with their gift collections, to our HQ in Belfast in December.
Anyone wanting to support the YFCU and its collection for Mission Christmas should contact 02890370713. Other collection points for gift donations include the 18 Harry Corry stores across NI.
For a full list of drop-off locations in Northern Ireland, or gift inspiration, please visit the Cash for Kids website (www.coolfm.co.uk/Mission). Those who don’t have time to shop can still support the appeal by texting the word GIFT to 70905 to give £5 or 70910 to give £10 or 70920 to give £20 or 70930 to give £30 (text donate T&Cs at www.cashforkids.uk.com/textline)
Photo caption: Cash for Kids team with YFCU Vice President Hannah Kirkpatrick