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Closed 31/12/2023
Inspire Middleton - Lighthouse Project

Lighthouse Project Christmas Toy Appeal 2023

Our 2023 Christmas Toy appeal - Helping us make Christmas special for local families in need. We donate toys and games to families to reduce the additional weight and worries that this time of year can bring for those struggling to make ends meet.
raised of £750 target
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Closed on 31/12/2023
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Inspire Middleton is the charity that runs the Lighthouse Project, Middleton Central Foodbank, Lighthouse Money Advice and Lighthouse Pantry. These projects have been supporting local people during these challenging times and helping families in crisis:

- Through Middleton Central Foodbank gave away 34 tonnes of emergency food during April/March 2022/23 equivalent to 80,000 meals for people needing emergency support. This included 800 different families, of 2,989 adults and children

- The Lighthouse Money Advice debt service has been helping our community deal with over £1.45 million of personal debt, and during April/March 2023 helped 630 clients ease their debts by over £540,000. We also helped people achieve an increase in benefits, or reduction of expenditure in the order of £110,000.

- The Lighthouse Pantry has been supporting 370 different families during the year through 4600 Pantry attendances, providing savings of up to £1,000 on their annual food costs leaving more money available for other household bills. Members take away over 1500 food items each week.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but for many of the families it can be a difficult time with the extra weights and worries that the demands of Christmas bring, especially for families with children. We need your support to help us to reduce those burdens which is why we are appealing to you for donations to this campaign .

Your donation will directly help a child in need, and all children and families will have been referred to us through local support services, a local school, or our own projects.

Your donations will be used to purchase targeted toys, games or gift vouchers for children aged between 0-16 years so that no-one misses out or feels second best. We know that all donations are appreciated especially where a child may have requested a particular toy that has not been physically donated.

Thank you for supporting our community, and helping us ensure that fewer children in Middleton will be without Christmas presents this year.

About the charity

Through our work, the Lighthouse Project, Middleton Central Foodbank, Lighthouse Money Advice, and Lighthouse Pantry, etc., we support and inspire local people to meet their needs, learn new skills, overcome challenges, make new friends and achieve their potential - Inspiring Middleton together.

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