Locals Helping Locals

Locals Helping Locals

The Locals Helping Locals appeal is just what it says on the tin. It’s about local people and local businesses helping out people who live in Blackpool and who are in need this Christmas.

It was founded by Hayley Kay (Radio Wave, BBC Radio Lancashire) and her pals five years ago. It’s snowballed into a fantastic community event that aims to put food on the table at Christmas for the 10,000 children and their families who are living below the poverty line in Blackpool.

Here’s Hayley with all the details of this years appeal –

Locals helping Locals Appeal 2019

Drop Off Point for Locals Helping Locals

Once again the generous people at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark will provide this years Locals Helping Locals, Christmas Food Bank Donation Centre.

The drop-off event will take place on Friday 22nd November at Sandcastle Waterpark from 4pm – 7pm.

If possible please take your items to the Sandcastle on collection day to meet Hayley Kay and join in with the fun. However, don’t worry if you can’t get there, collection can also be arranged.

Free Car parking is available for everyone on adjacent South Beach Car Park to make dropping off your donations as easy as possible.

What Should you Donate

With more than 10,000 children in Blackpool living below the poverty line, any donation you can make will make a difference.

  • Once again the Red Box Appeal is being supported. Any donations of sanitary products are welcomed, which will be placed in our schools to help young ladies cope with what, for many, can be a difficult and challenging time.
  • This year we’re also reaching out to you to ask for your donations of hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, talcum powder and toothpaste.
  • Toys and games which are complete and in good condition.
  • Food – please see the list below:
Locals helping Locals appeal 2019
Locals helping Locals appeal 2019

A number of local charities and organisations ready to receive these items so, anything at all that you can donate, we are immensely grateful for.

Once again, we have produced a collection poster for your office or workplace – please message us if you’d like a copy.

Business Collections

Could you organise a collection in your workplace, but would struggle to drop it off at the collection centre? If so, collection can be arranged from your premises.

Locals helping Locals appeal 2019

Great things can be achieved!

Please share this post and information with your family, friends and colleagues to spread the word about this years collection.

Last years Donation Centre was an outstanding show of community spirit and support. Your kindness and generosity went an extremely long way to putting food on tables for families and children in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast.

Thank you.

  • Join the The Locals Helping Locals at Christmas Team on Facebook

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