Wilkes Urge Midlands Firms to Ditch Secret Santa for KidsOut 2018 Giving Tree Appeal

Once again this Xmas, Wilkes staff are swapping novelty mugs and reindeer antlers to buy real toys for deprived children in the region – and are urging all Midlands firms to join in.

Rick Smyth, Corporate Partner at Wilkes and co-chair of KidsOut in the Midlands said “In 2017, Midlands companies generated the lion’s share of the 41,000 toys bought nationally as part of the Giving Tree appeal. That is something we, as a region, should be immensely proud of. We hope everyone will sign up their team or firm this year – and help “turn some frowns upside down.””

Gordon Moulds, CEO of KidsOut comments, “Our aim is to ensure that every child in refuge has at least some joy at Christmas, especially during a time of crisis. The Giving Tree appeal is central to us being able to deliver on this goal”. 

Rick added ”It’s so simple to help. Sign up on the website for enough tags for you, your team or even your whole firm. Hang them on your office Xmas tree (or notice board) and people can take them and buy the toys. There are lots of local drop off points and Kids Out do the rest. Easy – yet life changing. What’s not to like?”

To sign up go to: – http://www.kidsout.org.uk/how-companies-can-help/giving-tree/

You can also contact the KidsOut Fundraising team on 01525 243215 to arrange for a delivery of tags, or to make a donation directly.

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