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We’re spreading the Christmas cheer down at cartime HQ, as we’ve teamed up with Key 103 for the launch of Cash for Kids Mission Christmas. As a named present drop-off point, we’re inviting you down to donate any extra Christmas gifts in aid of a really great charitable cause.

Cash for Kids Mission Christmas is fundraising and collecting presents for disadvantaged local children. Did you know that 1 in 3 children are living in poverty in Greater Manchester? We didn’t either, but when we were told, the entire cartime team thought it only right to do our bit. That’s why we’ve also pledged to donate £50 to Cash for Kids, for every car sold for the duration of the campaign... That's until 17th December!

For many, the festive season is a fun-filled period - but unfortunately that’s not the case for all. This scheme will give many children hope this year, and might make many Christmas mornings that little bit more special. If you would like to donate, we ask that presents be new and unwrapped and suitable for children or young adults aged 0-18 years.

On Thursday 17th December, Key 103 will be hosting a 12-hour outside broadcast at Bathroom Takeaway located in Trafford Park, with a large, festive marquee as a present drop off point. This is where retailers like us will be delivering all gifts collected, for the final count. Our Director Matt Kay will be live on-air, at 8:45am on Mike and Chelsea’s Breakfast Show, to donate the cheque from cartime’s fundraising.

The fact that child poverty is still an issue, not only in Greater Manchester but across the UK, is shocking. When we heard about this fantastic cause, we jumped at the chance to help, and that’s why we’re encouraging our customers to pop down to the showroom with any extra presents and help us spread the Christmas cheer. We’ll keep you updated with the progress of Cash for Kids Mission Christmas, and don’t forget to listen out for Matt on Key 103!

Key103’s Cash for Kids is a local charity that fundraises to help disadvantaged and disabled children across Greater Manchester. They stand up proud in our local community championing the children who need an extra helping hand, supporting children in our city that live in difficult circumstances and deal with issues such as poverty, abuse, neglect and short life expectancy.

Every penny raised stays locally, addressing issues on our doorstep and responding to the needs of our communities. A special part of Cash for Kids is their grant funding rounds. They hold two grant funding rounds per year, offering the opportunity for smaller charities and individuals to apply for funding. From breakfast clubs, to swimming lessons for a blind child, they have grant funded over £2m back into the local community since 2001.

Unfortunately Manchester has the fourth highest child poverty levels in the UK and with the current economic crisis and cut backs in government funding never before have we seen so many projects supporting vulnerable children in financial crisis – they need our help more than ever before. For any further information on Key 103’s Cash for Kids please contact Russell Feingold on 0161 288 5155 or [email protected].