TIMES have been tough for many families this year.
But here’s the chance to celebrate the season of goodwill by sprinkling some Christmas sparkle.
Pendragon Round Table is today launching its Christmas Wish Campaign in partnership with the Examiner.
And we want to make dreams come true for those who have made a difference or had it tough in 2011. If you know someone special who has battled an illness, struggled to cope or has selflessly helped others, then let us know.
The Round Table will use their pot of charity funds to spread some Christmas cheer by granting them a wish or treat. Chairman Alec Jackson, pictured, said: “We raise lots of money through charity events such as the Holmfirth duck race and the bonfire at Crosland Hill and we want to put it back into the community.
“It could be a child who nominates their parent who had been through difficulty, or a mum or dad who haven’t got the money to buy presents for their children. We get lots of submissions from children and grandparents as part of the Christmas Wish Campaign who nominate people who are deserving of a little extra help.
“It’s about giving someone a surprise for Christmas.”
The lucky special person or group could be fighting illness, struggling to cope with family or personal circumstances.
They may be an unsung hero or heroine who devotes their lives to helping others. They could also be a kind-hearted neighbour, caring grandparent or just a good friend.
The rules are simple. You can apply on behalf of your children, parents, other relatives, friends or neighbours. It could be a family in your street who has struggled against adversity.
It may be someone who has been selfless in the support of others in need or it could be a voluntary organisation that needs some help with a special project.