Clear Channel’s 2018 Christmas Charity Partner: Action For Children
Date Published: 18 December 2018 |
This year we’re proud to be partnering with Action for Children as our official 2018 Christmas Charity partner. As well as supporting their Secret Santa campaign across our Out of Home network, Clear Channel staff across the country have been volunteering and fundraising to help support the organisation.
Alice Bahra, Senior High Value Partnerships Manager at Action for Children, told us more about the charity’s vital work: “From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. In 2017, Action for Children helped reach 300,000 children and young people in need. We work tirelessly on the ground and in communities to make a real, lasting difference. We intervene early to stop neglect and abuse, support young carers,and help children who find themselves homeless.”
This December, Clear Channel are supporting the charity by donating a substantial amount of digital Out of Home media space to raise awareness of their Secret Santa campaign.
“Action for Children know that there are children who simply don’t have a Christmas as we know it. Some might not get a present on Christmas day, others might not have a hot meal and some might not even have a safe space to sleep. Our campaign invites individuals to become a Secret Santa by donating £10 to help a vulnerable child this Christmas,”explains Bahra.
Channel staff have also got behind the charity by volunteering at their
community centres and fundraising events around the UK, as well as by
organising further fundraising initiatives internally.
“Clear Channel have made a significant impact
through donating OOH advertising and the support of staff across the country
raising vital income and awareness for children who need it most. There is
nothing more exciting than seeing a partner like Clear Channel and their staff
really get behind our work.” she added.
The charity is hoping to recruit 25,000 Secret Santas this year, raising £250,000 for the vulnerable children who need it the most. As little as £10 could make sure that children have hot meals over the Christmas period, £35 could give a young carer a much needed break to meet up with their friends or other young carers, and £50 could help provide a safe space for a young, homeless teenager.
It is not too late to contribute to this worthwhile campaign and ensure that every child gets the chance to feel safe and warm this Christmas. Find out more about donating here.
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