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Veezu Teams Up with Cash for Kids to Bring Christmas Cheer to Disadvantaged Children

12 December 2023

Veezu is partnering with Hallam FM's Cash for Kids for the second consecutive year, in support of the charity's annual Christmas appeal, Mission Christmas.

Branded the biggest Christmas gift appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas facilitates the collection and distribution of gifts, ensuring disadvantaged children have something to open on Christmas morning. Last year, Mission Christmas raised over £14 million in gifts and donations, meaning 286,000 children woke up to a Christmas present.

The Veezu office in Chesterfield is a drop-off point for donations and the team will also be volunteering as elves to sort toys and gifts in the Mission Christmas warehouse.

Sacha Skinner, Regional Marketing Manager at Veezu, said: "We are extremely proud to support such a fantastic campaign, particularly with the cost-of-living crisis continuing to affect many families and their ability to enjoy a stress-free, joy-filled Christmas.

"The Mission Christmas campaign is not just about giving gifts - it's about supporting our communities and spreading joy to those who need it the most this festive season. The Cash for Kids team do a fantastic job of making Christmas day a magical time for children across the country, year on year, so let's come together to make this happen for 2023!"

Lee Fletcher, Cash for Kids Charity Fundraising Executive said: "Our mission is to improve the lives of thousands of local disadvantaged children and young people each year who are affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, illness or have additional needs.

"Our Mission Christmas toy appeal is underway, and this year is going to be a real struggle for a lot of families. We want to help as many disadvantaged children as possible wake up to a gift on Christmas Day. We could not do the work we do without the kindness and generosity of local businesses and the public. Thank you so much to the team at Veezu for supporting our wonderful toy appeal again this year, with their support we really can help make great things happen and help ensure no child goes without a gift this Christmas."

The Sheffield Steelers are also supporting Mission Christmas with their 2023 Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday 16th December at Utilita Arena.

The much-loved annual tradition will see fans throwing thousands of teddy bears and soft toys onto the ice rink to be donated to Mission Christmas.

As an official partner of the campaign, Veezu will be collecting the donated teddies and transporting them to Mission Christmas HQ in their electric cars, ready to be distributed to children who need them them most.

For more information about the Teddy Toss and how you can get involved, visit - https://www.sheffieldsteelers.co.uk/teddy-bear-toss-confirmed-for-the-16th-december/

To read more about the Mission Christmas campaign, how to donate, and locate your nearest drop-off point, please visit their website by the following link: https://cashforkids.org.uk/mission

Gifts can be dropped off at any of the following local venues, until the 18 of December:

Sheffield:

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club – Club Shop (Penistone Road)

Sheffield United Football Club - Ticket Office (Bramall Lane)

Beres (Pinstone Street)

Beres (Chapeltown)

Rose and Crown – Minnie’s (Stannington)

Kafe Kelham – SteelYard Kelham (Kelham Island)

Chesterfield:

Veezu Office – Holywell Street

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