Santa drops in early to support the Buckinghamshire Christmas appeal

Buckinghamshire's Christmas present appeal got some extra special support on Friday when Santa himself arrived with a special delivery of gifts to Buckinghamshire Council's Gateway offices.

The annual appeal – now in its sixth year – provides gifts to those children and young people in Buckinghamshire whose circumstances mean that they might not otherwise receive much at Christmas. This year, to ensure that everyone stays as safe as possible, the appeal has opened a Just Giving: Buckinghamshire Council Christmas Appeal 2020 page where people can make donations which will be used to purchase gifts.

For those supporters that prefer to select a gift themselves, purchases can be made online for direct delivery to The Gateway:

Christmas Present Appeal
Buckinghamshire Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
HP19 8FF

Additionally, the Buckinghamshire Library Service is providing Covid-safe collection points for donated gifts at the following libraries:

  • Aylesbury
  • Buckingham
  • Chesham
  • High Wycombe

Paul Irwin, one of the Buckinghamshire Council councillors leading the appeal, said: "It was certainly an extra special moment when Santa himself arrived to support the campaign – but the success of the appeal depends on the ordinary people across the county who provide gifts or donate to the Just Giving page. It really does help our children and young people to have a happy Christmas – which is especially needed at this very difficult time.

"Please do whatever you can, and thank you for your support."