As the festive season approaches, Lloyds Banking Group have teamed up with Holbeck Together once again to make this Christmas a truly magical and heart-warming experience for every child they support in the Holbeck community.
Lloyds Banking Group is thrilled to launch our annual Christmas Toy Appeal, and we need your help to spread joy, happiness, and hope to those who need it most.
Lloyds Banking Group employee, Olivia Valentine, has organised and delivered a Christmas Present Drive for families across South Leeds partnering with the charity, Holbeck Together, for the past 3 years and we are, once again, partnering with Olivia to deliver some festive cheer. Over the past 3 years, Olivia and her colleagues in Lloyds Banking Group have raised over £8,000 worth of Christmas Presents, built up over 200 hampers, and wrapped almost 1 thousand toys, gifts, and treats!
This year, we’ve gone digital! After feedback each year of a digital option, we are finally making the leap and allowing you to donate in person in the Lloyds Banking Group HQ in Leeds, or donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/page/yorkshirechristmaspresentdrive where all money raised will be matched by Lloyds Banking Group through their “Matched Giving” scheme.
We’ve seen the amazing generosity of the colleagues and we are always blown away by the sheer volume of presents. We hope you are able to donate to this fundraising event and share in the festive spirit this Christmas.
Why Holbeck Together's Christmas Toy Appeal Matters
Once the beating industrial heart of Leeds, Holbeck has a rich history shaped by the people who have lived and worked in the area. It’s a history brimming with pride, entrepreneurship and success.
Yet more recently Holbeck’s situation has been better reflected by the startling fact that it is one of the 0.2% poorest areas in England and challenged by deprivations in income, employment, education, health, housing and environment and suffering from high crime rates.
Holbeck Together work with communities to strengthen existing relationships and resources, keep people socially and physically active and empower people to make choices that are more informed and live longer, healthier lives.
Holbeck Together's Christmas Toy Appeal is our chance to step in and ensure that every child wakes up to a gift-filled Christmas morning. By donating new, unwrapped toys, you can be the reason a child smiles, laughs, and cherishes the joy of the season.
How You Can Make a Difference
1. Donate a New Toy: Purchase a new, unwrapped toy and drop it off at our collection point in the Lloyds Banking Group reception around Holbeck. Every toy makes a child's dreams come true.
2. Online Donations: If you prefer a hassle-free option, consider making a monetary donation online via the Just Giving page. Your contribution will be used to purchase toys and gifts for children in Holbeck.
3. Volunteer: We welcome volunteers to assist with wrapping presents once they are all gathered. Your time and enthusiasm can be a valuable gift too.
Holbeck Together's Christmas Toy Appeal embodies the spirit of festive giving, compassion, and unity. By joining hands, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of children who deserve a joyful and memorable Christmas.
Let us make this festive season brighter for every child in the Holbeck community. Together, we can make dreams come true, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
For drop-off locations, online donations, and more information, please visit our website.
This event ends on the 6th Dec and present wrapping will be the 11th Dec.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas
With Gratitude, Holbeck Together