Can you help make a child smile on their birthday? Community Foundation Wakefield District launches its 15th anniversary appeal

The Community Foundation Wakefield District is marking its 15th anniversary by launching an appeal to help young children celebrate their birthdays.

By Julie Marshall
Monday, 9th May 2022, 10:50 am
Updated Monday, 9th May 2022, 10:53 am
Community Foundation Wakefield District is asking members of the public in the Wakefield area to donate presents to children who may not otherwise receive gifts

The foundation is asking members of the public to donate presents to children who may not otherwise receive gifts or celebrate their special day.

CEO of Community Foundation Wakefield District, Craig Shepherd, says, ‘We’re delighted to mark our 15th birthday and organisational milestone with a new appeal that will help children in the area feel special and valued.

"We ask that the generous people of Wakefield and the wider district help us make these children’s special days exactly that, with the donation of a birthday present or small financial gift.’

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Gifts can be left at The Community Give Box in Trinity Walk, Wakefield, which is the retail arm of the Foundation.

Alternatively, people can donate £15 via the Community Foundation Wakefield District’s website at https://wakefieldcf.org.uk/ which will cover the cost of a birthday gift.

The Foundation’s birthday appeal will run for the next twelve months, and the organisation will distribute donations made in its name to beneficiaries throughout the year.