Children to have magical Christmas with NSPCC letter from Santa

THE NSPCC is bringing a magical Christmas to children on the North Coast with the launch of the charity’s Letter from Santa campaign, which kicks off this month.

The charity is helping to give a truly memorable Christmas by arranging for a personalised letter from Santa to be sent to children throughout the Causeway Coast area for a suggested donation of £5.

Christmas is a busy time of year for Santa - last year 7,668 letters were delivered to children and families in Northern Ireland - but he always makes time to write to the children on his good list.

Clare Galbraith from the NSPCC said: “Christmas is such an exciting time of year for children, so why not bring even more magic and excitement by ordering a Letter from Santa for a friend or relative and support the NSPCC and ChildLine during the festive season. Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa could help ChildLine be there whenever a child seeks help either online or by phone. And every £25 raised could enable a trained practitioner to deliver one hour of support through the NSPCC’s helpline for adults who are concerned about a child.”

There are five magical styles of NSPCC Letter from Santa for children of all ages, making them the ideal gift for families with more than one child as each child can receive a truly unique letter. Santa can even write a special letter to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas – a keepsake to treasure for years to come

Each letter is uniquely personalised with the child’s name, age, address, gender and best friend’s name, and there’s also the chance to include a final ‘P.S.’ thought from Santa when you order online. The letters are beautifully illustrated and arrive via reindeer mail to make the experience truly unforgettable. Children will be amazed that Santa knows them so well!

A child who received their letter last year wrote in their thank you letter: “Thank you for the letter I received today, I found out that I was on the good list…may this Christmas be the best of all the years.”

By sending a Letter from Santa you can make a child’s Christmas and help the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people in distress or danger.

The reindeer mailroom will be open from 1 October until 17 December 2012, and all those who request a Letter from Santa this year will be entered into a free prize draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland for a family of four.

From 1 October, you’ll be able to find us online at www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or alternatively you can call 0845 839 9304 to place your order.