Birmingham news BirminghamLive fund donates £1,000 to #BrumWish campaign MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The BirminghamLive Charity Fund is donating £1,000 from its own charitable fund
Breaking News ! The #BrumWish campaign has captured Birmingham, with more than 1,000 toys bought for needy children in a matter of days. The campaign aims to buy a gift for every child forced to live in a bed and breakfast in Birmingham, as well as others in Women's Aid refuges. It aimed to generate 1,100 gifts before Christmas - and was three-quarters of the way towards that target in less than a week. Now, The BirminghamLive Charity Fund is donating £1,000 towards #BrumWish. The money will go towards buying tablets for homeless children, so they can access the internet, play and to help with their homework. #BrumWish has already reached targets on presents for homeless children aged up to five. All that is left on the Amazon Wishlist, which allows readers to directly buy a gift to be delivered to a child before Christmas Day, are gifts for children over the age of six. And charities tell us it is often older children and teenagers who miss out. Buy a gift for a homeless child and make a #BrumWish come true Thousands of children in Birmingham face a Christmas without a proper home this year - but there is something you can do. Our campaign, Grant a Christmas #BrumWish, aims to help buy presents for more than 1,000 youngsters cramped together, sharing beds, in soulless rooms in B&Bs, and others who will be in a Women's Aid refuge. It is all through an Amazon Wish List - meaning you can personally buy a present that will be delivered before December 25. Buy a present for a homeless child here Make sure you set delivery to the #BrumWish Campaign, and we will ensure the presents get to the kids.
Graeme Brown, editor of BirminghamLive and the Birmingham Mail, said: "We are so proud of #BrumWish. "I was a bit concerned that, after a nightmare 2020 for many, it was asking a lot to buy 1,000 gifts - some of which run to more than £50. "But the response has been humbling - people have bought gifts in their hundreds, day after day. The only problem has been finding space! "This has just reminded me what a city this is. Sometimes, you go on social media and see so much hate. I have heard nobody scoff or victim-blame - we asked people to help some others down on their luck, and they did."
BirminghamLive editor Graeme Brown
The BirminghamLive Charity Fund continues the tradition of The Birmingham Mail Charity Trust - a name to trust since 1888. Administrated by the Heart of England Community Foundation, it recently donated £10,000 to local community efforts in the face of Covid-19. Now, #BrumWish aims to make Christmas better for children who deserve more on December 25. Through no fault of their own, their families find themselves in pokey rooms with no dining table to share a family meal, nowhere to cook together and nowhere quiet to study on the big day. The gifts will be distributed by Birmingham City Council and Women's Aid staff.
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