IT’S been a tough year for many families, but dreams still can come true this Christmas thanks to our £15,000 pot of cash.
The Christmas Wish campaign, organised by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table in partnership with the Examiner, aims to brighten the lives of people who have had a tough time or have worked hard supporting others during 2009.
This special person or group could be battling 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.
We would like to make their Christmas Wish come true this year and generous members of Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table have set aside a £15,000 pot of cash to fund the project.
Last year Netherton couple Becky Ellis and her husband Stephen were treated to a special day out, thanks to the campaign.
The devoted couple give 24-hour care to their teenage son Daniel who has the genetic condition San Piere syndrome. They were nominated by vicar the Rev Ann Sykes.
Chairman Colin Thompson said: “Round Table members embrace life to the full while making a difference to our local community.
“Through the year our fundraising events include a collection with Santa at the Christmas lights switch on, the bonfire and fireworks display at Crosland Hill and the Duck Race in Holmfirth.
“We support many local good causes and organise and fund the annual Christmas Wish campaign to make wishes come true across the Huddersfield area.”
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.
The application can be made using the cut-out panel on the left or could be made by email or letter.
But it must include the following information – your name, address, phone number (and email address if possible); the name, address and phone number of your nominee; the wish you would you like granted for them and why you think this person/group needs a Christmas Wish.
Also we also need to know whether you would be happy for the wish to be given publicity in the Examiner.
The address for applications by letter is: The Christmas Wish Campaign, c/o Hazel Ettienne, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Queen Street South, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DU.
The address for email applications is:email@example.com
The closing date is Friday, November 27.
Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table is a registered charitable trust and is always looking for new members to help us have fun and support the community.
Members are a mixed bunch from different walks of life who meet regularly to enjoy a laugh and lively banter.
If you’re aged between 20 and 45 and would like to see what Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table is all about, you are welcome at one of their evenings or events.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 07719 381941.