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8 ways you can help spread some Christmas cheer in Liverpool

4 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

8 ways you can help spread some Christmas cheer in Liverpool

If you or anyone you know needs a bit of help or support this Christmas don’t hesitate to contact the community events, groups and organisations we’ve found in every corner of our generous city.

If you’re able to help out or donate in any way, one small gesture could make a huge difference to someone and their family this Christmas.

1 – Free Christmas Lunch Liverpool – Silvestrian Suites, Silvester Street (Wed 18 Dec)

Up to 200 senior citizens are invited to a free Christmas celebration with a festive 2-course lunch! Meet new friends in a beautifully decorated venue and celebrate this Christmas time with a live DJ playing the classics, Bingo, Play your Cards Right, and lots of cash prizes to be won on the day

Find out more or book your places here.

2 – Liverpool Pyjama Party (Donations open until Sun 8 Dec) 

Give the gift of comfort this Christmas by donating a new pair of pyjamas to vulnerable children who may be homeless or living in need across Liverpool and Merseyside. Buy a pair of PJs from any shop, aged from newborn to older teens. 

Find your nearest drop-off point here.

If you’re able to your PJs from Matalan, you’re not only helping local children, but giving back to Alder Hey Children’s hospital too!

Find out about #togetherforalderhey here.

3 – People Help the People – Liverpool Facebook Community

This group has over 8,000 members offering free household and unwanted items, including baby equipment and children’s toys in excellent condition and free to a good home. See what’s on offer, put out a request for items and simply arrange to pick up.

Join the group here.

4 – Liverpool Freegl – Twitter

Liverpool Freegl is on online community reuse group, reminding us not to tip it or skip it, but give it away with Freegle. Items are uploaded hourly to be collected, and you’ll find lots of local hints and tips on saving and recycling too.

Take a look on Twitter here.

5 – Cash 4 Kids: Mission Christmas

One in three children and young people on Merseyside live in poverty. Please help to make sure they all have something to open this Christmas morning. Any new, unwrapped items from newborns to toddlers, younger children and teenagers up to 18-years will bring so much happiness.

Find your nearest drop-off point here.

6 – Hampers at Christmas for Knowsley (Donations by 15 December)

This local charity delivers food hampers for around 70 older residents who are isolated this Christmas. They’re appealing to local business/employees for donations of food items for hampers which will be delivered door-to-door.

Find out what you can donate here.

7 – The Big Help Project – Food Bank Donations

The Big Help Project collects food and other donations for the people of Knowsley, feeding over 9000 every single year. Buy an extra couple of items when you are doing your big shop this week and feel good knowing those items will make a huge difference to people in our area. At the moment things like Christmas chocolates, toiletries, nappies and tinned fruit and veg are in short supply.

Get more info and find out where you can donate here.

8 – Carol Concerts for great causes

You can get yourself feeling festive whilst also helping those in need in this Christmas. The annual Claire House Carol Concert takes place in the Concert Room of St. George’s Hall on Monday 16th December and you can get more info here.

There will also be concerts this year for the Alder Centre at Liverpool Cathedral on 12th December, the NSPCC Carols by Candle Light will take place at the Met Cathedral on 5th December, and Radio City’s Cash for Kids Carol Concert returns to Liverpool Cathedral on 17the December.


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