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Lancashire children's charity calls for Mother's Day gifts
9:46am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
CHILD Action Northwest has launched a Mother’s Day appeal for recycled gifts to support their Young Carers’ Project.
Chocolates, toiletry gift sets, socks, gloves or scarves which may be unwanted Christmas presents, surplus to requirement can be donated to the charity for children to donate to their own mums to show their love on Mother’s Day, March 10.
Appeals manager, Harriet Roberts said: “Although these children and young people are cooking, cleaning, carrying out practical and emotional support as well as administering medicines and providing personal care, young carers cannot often afford to buy a simple gift as most children do.”
Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village is supporting the campaign with customers at the store being invited to buy a small gift in the lead up to Mother’s Day and donate it at the till points.
There will also be a memory tree for shoppers to hang a heart and make donations in memory of their own mums, aunties and grandmothers no longer alive.
Gifts can also be donated at Child Action Northwest’s Headquarters in Wilpshire at the offices in Preston New Road, Blackburn, or the charity will collect.
For more details, call 01254 244700.