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Charity appeal to make Christmas magical for children harmed by crime

Embrace, a charity group which works with child victims of crime, is calling for the public's help to deliver presents.

Christmas is only 46 days away and many people are starting their shopping to ensure Santa’s sleigh is packed with goodies for their friends and family.  

The Dear Santa 2021 campaign is run by Peterborough-based charity Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), based in Copse Court, Thorpe Wood. 

They have collected a wish list of presents from children facing terrible trauma because of crimes which have happened to them or they have witnessed.  

These children have mentioned one gift they would really like this Christmas and Santa is hoping you can ensure they get it.  

Last year, thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity provided 1,132 gifts for children harmed by crime.  

Each child who is referred to Dear Santa 2021 is asked to choose a gift worth up to £35. 

All of these gifts are made available on Embrace CVOC’s website for the public to buy.  

Embrace’s volunteers make sure the presents are wrapped and sent to the child who wished for them ready to open on Christmas Day.  

Chief executive of Embrace Anne Campbell said: “Many families we support are suffering real hardship.  

“Some of the children have never had a Christmas present before. Dear Santa gives us all a chance to sprinkle some Christmas magic. 

“When you buy a gift you will be giving these children a reason to smile on Christmas Day.”  

To buy a gift for a child click here.