[E]mployees from Cumbrian bed company, Sealy, gave up their time to volunteer for the Mission Christmas Appeal last week. A number of staff members from the Aspatria factory spent a day at Mission Christmas HQ sorting through donations and wrapping gifts ready for them to be given to children across the region. Sealy also gifted the charity a number of special festive branded bags, which are also being used to package the presents.
Mission Christmas is hosted by children’s charity, Cash for Kids and CFM radio, and encourages people to donate either cash or at least one present, suitable for a child between the ages of 0 and 18 years old who would not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas.As a local business based in the heart of Cumbria, Sealy is supporting the charity for the second year running and has made a significant donation to the cause.
Holly Venning, Brand Marketing Manager at Sealy said: “It was fantastic to spend the day helping Mission Christmas last week. We all had a lovely day and it really got us into the festive spirit. Although it was a fun experience, it was also harrowing one as we heard some of the stories of the children who would receive this year’s donations. It’s unthinkable that there are so many children across the region who, without Mission Christmas, would not receive a gift on Christmas day. We’re so happy to be involved with the charity and to be a part of making Christmas special for children across our region.”
Stephanie Fleck from Cash for Kids said: “We would like to thank the Sealy employees who helped out last week; their time is much appreciated. We would also like to thank them for the bags they’ve donated. We’re extremely grateful for all of the support they have given to the campaign.
For more information about Mission Christmas, go to: www.cfmradio.co.uk/charity/mission-christmas/