Christmas for children in care

by Ace B in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Christmas for children in care
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

To help unfortunate childrenin care and in my area get a Christmas box.

by Ace B in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

A bit about my background. 

I grew up in care from the age of 6 months till I was 13. I didn't have a stable home and was bounced around from home to home. School to school. It was very disruptive up bringing and I didnt have much contact with my mother, so when I was 13 I was placed back with my mother, who I didn't really know. After a few months of living back with my mother she fell pregnant with my beautiful little brother and at 13 and a half I was looking after a baby as no one els would. Then a year and a half later my sister was born and she was now part of our little bond of love. We looked after each other as no one els waas looking after us. I Did the best I could but the cycle continues they was took into care and the system broke up our family,  they didn't home my brother and sisters together they put them in different houses as they couldn't find a home that would let them stay together. 10 Years later I still travel from down south to up north every 2 months to see them and seeing them separately brakes my heart. 

Why im raising money. 

Every Christmas I save up to get my brother and sister presents for Christmas. A few years ago after working with some local charity's and getting to know some family that come to get food from us,  we even open our doors and do a Christmas day dinner for people that can't afford there own and then I started to put together Christmas boxes for the family I got to know and more for family's that have low income and are living in poverty. In the box's I put clothes, pj's, sweet, toys, and some more bits and bobs that would be useful for them in the year to come. 

This year I when to order the stuff for ny boxes and my catalog has closed my account with my credit because I didn't order off then for 6 months! 

I was so mad that I wouldn't be able to do the boxes that I have been doing for the past 4 years so I'm now asking for help to help other at Christmas. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you can help 

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