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Bringing Joy to Barnsley: Christmas Charity Appeals to Support in 2023

As the festive season approaches, the spirit of giving and kindness comes alive across Barnsley. This year, there are several heartwarming Christmas charity appeals that allow you to spread joy and make a positive impact in our community. In a year where many have faced challenges, these appeals provide an opportunity to come together and make a difference. Here are some notable Christmas charity appeals taking place in Barnsley:

The Great Barnsley Toy Appeal by Tony’s Barbers: What it is: Tony’s Barbers spearheads The Great Barnsley Toy Appeal, a campaign dedicated to ensuring every child in Barnsley experiences the magic of Christmas. The appeal aims to collect new, unwrapped toys for children who may otherwise go without. How to get involved: Simply drop off new toys at Tony’s Barbers or check their social media for additional drop-off locations as they have partners across Barnsley. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can bring joy to a child's face this Christmas. Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank | Facebook

The Salvation Army Toy Drive: What it is: The Salvation Army is hosting a Toy Drive, encouraging the community to donate toys for children in need. Drop-off points are strategically placed in various bars and clubs across Barnsley such as Secret Bar, Volt Nightclub and Esmerelda’s Bar to name a few. How to get involved: Visit the designated drop-off points listed at participating bars and clubs to donate new and unwrapped toys. Your generosity can make a significant difference in brightening a child's Christmas. Secret Bar. - 🎅🏼 Attention all customers🎅🏼 With the current cost... | Facebook & Christmas Present Appeal | The Salvation Army

Barnsley Hospital Charity's Tiny Hearts Appeal: What it is: Barnsley Hospital Charity is raising funds for the Tiny Hearts Appeal, supporting premature and sick newborns in the Neonatal Unit. Your donations can help provide vital equipment and resources for these little fighters. How to get involved: Contribute to the Tiny Hearts Appeal by making a donation online or hosting a collection event to show support and raise awareness. Your support ensures that these tiny patients receive the care they need during the festive season. Festive Fundraising – Barnsley Hospital Charity

Barnsley Hospice's Light Up a Life Appeal: What it is: Barnsley Hospice invites you to participate in the Light Up a Life event, a beautiful way to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us, you will also receive a handwritten card containing the name(s) of your dedication, along with a beautiful heart decoration to display at home. Donations made during this event support the hospice's essential work. How to get involved: Honor your loved ones by donating to the Light Up a Life event along with your dedicated light to shine on in memory. Your contribution not only lights up a dedication tree but also supports Barnsley Hospice in providing care to those in need. Light up a Life - Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice's is also running a Christmas Tree Recycle Scheme again this year. After the festivities, they offer a Christmas Tree Recycle Scheme. They will collect and recycle your Christmas tree, promoting environmental sustainability while raising funds for the hospice. Schedule a collection for your Christmas tree through the Barnsley Hospice website - Treecycle - Barnsley Hospice

South Yorkshire Police Christmas Card Competition: What it is: South Yorkshire Police is hosting a Christmas Card Competition for children under 12. This fun and festive contest encourages young artists to showcase their creativity by designing a Christmas card. How to get involved: Children under 12 can enter the competition online with parent or guardian consent. A wonderful way to engage children in the spirit of giving and creativity during the holiday season. The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 1 December - Christmas Card Competition 2023 - SYP (

Everybody deserves a happy Christmas amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. These Christmas charity appeals offer meaningful ways to give back to the Barnsley community. Whether it's donating toys, contributing to hospital charities, remembering loved ones, or encouraging the creativity of our youngest members, every act of kindness adds warmth to our festive celebrations. In a year that has presented challenges for many, let's come together and make this Christmas a season of giving, love, and hope.

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