All of us here at Barrington James believe that every family deserves a happy Christmas which is why we wanted to take part in the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal 2020. For many this year, it’s been a particularly challenging time with Covid-19 exacerbating the challenges many families currently face. With over 4 million children growing up in poverty, 1/4 adults facing a mental health issue and 7 million children and adults providing care for a loved one, the enormous amount of pressure on family life can mean that Christmas is a miserable rather than magical time, which can often leave families feeling that there is little to celebrate.
This time of year can be a time of great anxiety, with many parents facing pressure to give their children new toys, but this may mean going without food, warm clothes or heating. The Salvation Army Christmas Toy appeal therefore means that we can provide a number of presents to help families enjoy this time of year. Barrington James has teamed up with a number of other recruitment agencies to rally together to ensure that no child that the Salvation Army is working with goes without a gift this Christmas, and to help families enjoy this special time of year regardless of the pressures they are facing day to day.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity at our Crawley HQ, we have been able to donate over 100 toys and presents for this years’ appeal with hope that we can give lots of families the chance to have a happier Christmas together! If you want to get involved individually or as a group then you can also help by fundraising or donating to help the Salvation Army buy gifts and provide families with support all year round. Click the link here to donate to such an amazing cause!