Operation Christmas, with Radio Exe and Princesshay, has received sacks full of Christmas gifts in aid of Princesshay's local charity of the year, WESC Foundation. Half way through the campaign shoppers in Princesshay are still donating extra gifts to the charity.
Caroline Burkie, Fundraising and PR Manager, WESC Foundation, says, "With a number of shopping days until Christmas, there's still plenty of time to get involved. By purchasing an extra gift this Christmas, your generosity and kindness will help spread some extra Christmas cheer for the children and young people who have sight loss and complex needs in our care at WESC Foundation."
She continues, "Anyone who is unsure of what extra gift to give for the children at WESC, tactile gifts such as teddy bears, toys that have sound effects or items that feel nice or interesting to touch or listen to would be most welcome. For the teenagers at WESC, gadget type gifts, accessories for the girls or gloves to keep warm in winter will be really appreciated."
Dedicated Operation Christmas drop off points are located at All Saints, Gap, schuh and Hotel Chocolat in Princesshay and at the WESC charity shops in Heavitree, Exmouth and Honiton and are open for donations until Christmas Eve.
Some of the gifts accepted by WESC Foundation will be used to generate further vital funds either within the charity's social enterprise or fundraising initiatives to continue to provide specialist care, education, therapy and fun for the children and young people at WESC.