Compton has launched its Christmas appeal for 2021, with the message of ‘Make This Christmas Matter’.
The charity, which provides free support for local people affected by incurable conditions, hopes its supporters will get behind the appeal which aims to fund vital care so that patients and their families can enjoy the best Christmas possible.
Rachel Overfield, Chief Executive Officer at Compton Care, said: “Christmas is always a special time at Compton. It’s a chance to help the families we support to make special memories, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the year and remember those who are sadly no longer with us. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers will be working round the clock throughout the festive period, ensuring that our patients and their families receive the best possible care and support, so that they can make this Christmas matter. But we simply could not deliver our services without the generosity of the local community, which is why our Christmas appeal campaign is as vital as ever this year.”
There are a variety of ways in which supporters can get involved with the charity’s appeal this year, including the return of the popular SuperDraw where ticket buyers are in with the chance of winning £3,000. There are also a variety of brand-new festive products on sale, which are available for purchase in each of the charity’s high street and online shops under the tagline ‘Gifts that Do Good’.
For those wishing to make a dedication in memory this Christmas, the Light Up A Life appeal offers the opportunity to remember and reflect, with a list of loved ones’ names featuring in a special edition of the Express & Star on Monday 13th December and displayed in a digital book of remembrance. This year sees the return of an in-person Light Up A Life event, which takes place at Compton Hall on Sunday 12th on a drop-in basis between the hours of 12pm and 4pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to light a candle, take part in activities led by Compton’s Spiritual Care team, and view the beautiful tree with its lights shining in memory of those who sadly are not with us this Christmas.
Local businesses, schools and community groups can also get involved with this year’s Virtual Advent Calendar. For a minimum donation of £205 per door, those taking part will be able to record a festive video message to be played across the charity’s social media pages on a chosen day in December. Selling all 24 advent calendar doors means that Compton will raise enough money to fund 20 visits by a Community Nurse Specialist to care for patients in their own homes.
The appeal doesn’t end at Christmas either, with the charity bringing back its environmentally-friendly ‘Treecycling’ initiative for a second year, across the weekend of 8th-9th January. Open to those living in a WV postcode area, the scheme allows supporters to recycle their real Christmas tree in exchange for a minimum donation of £10.
For more information about this year’s Christmas campaign, please click here or call 0300 323 0250.