Here at Netmums we know money is tight for families across the UK, especially at Christmas. But we also know Netmums’ members have Britain’s biggest hearts when it comes to being kind.
This Christmas Netmums are supporting the amazing Kids Company who help feed and clothe vulnerable children in Britain who have nobody else to look after them. And we have made it super easy for you to help us.
To join in our Merry Quidmas campaign all you need to do is Text KIDS GIFT to 70700 to make a £1 donation to help provide a gift for a vulnerable child.
Text costs £1 plus your standard operator charge. Kids Company receives the full £1 donation.
We promise it will be the most rewarding £1 you spend this Christmas.
When our founder Siobhan Freegard went to visit Kids Company she was shocked at what she found:
“I have been down to visit one of the Kids Company centres, where children from 4 upwards go, by themselves, before and after school and at weekends for food, company and advice.
They really don’t have anyone to look after them – their parents (usually just a mum) are unable to, as they have issues like drink and/or drug addiction or mental illness.
I was shocked as I had assumed that in these cases social services would be involved but there are too many children and it seems if they are not being actually abused – “just” neglected, there aren’t enough resources. I was also shocked that Kids Company have to beg for money through charity to feed and cloth these children.
They try to give them a winter coat, pants and socks, and they can get a hot meal every day, but they need our help. Please do send a quid if you can – text KIDS GIFT to 70700 to make a £1 donation – I promise it will get straight to the kids who need it. And tell your friends. Thank you”
Netmums members have already jumped on board and reading through your messages has really warmed our hearts. So if you are looking for the real spirit of Christmas why not pop over to our Merry Quidmas thread and join in.
And as an extra incentive Morrisons have kindly donated a stunning hamper filled with all sorts of Christmas treats for one lucky Netmums member. For a chance to win this hamper please pop over to this thread in the Netmums Coffeehouse all about Merry Quidmas and simply click the little ‘like’ text at the bottom of the first post. Usual Netmums terms and conditions apply. Prize draw closes 31st December 2012.