At this time of year the Cotton Court team turns its thoughts towards a very special cause close to our hearts. For 8 years we’ve run our annual Christmas Toy Appeal in aid of Barnardo’s.
The appeal gives the local business community an opportunity to help one of the 400 vulnerable young people that Barnardo’s supports across Lancashire, by providing a gift for them to open on Christmas Day.
Last year was the first year that Cotton Court teamed up with media partner Blog Preston, and the response was amazing, being our best year to date. We’re looking to build on that success this year by continuing that partnership and teaming up with other local businesses to spread the word and enable this great campaign.
Gifts can be donated at Cotton Court Business Centre reception, just off Church Street in Preston City Centre between 9am and 5pm, and are best left unwrapped.
We can also announce that we’ve teamed up with The Hospital Inn on Brindle Road in Bamber Bridge to provide an additional out of hours drop-off point for those wanting to donate.
However we need more partners to help us spread the word or act as drop-off points for gifts. Can you help? If so, please email us and let us know.
We’re launching the campaign with our Christmas Party on 7th November at Glovers Bar in Preston, with free tickets available HERE.
In order to get the gifts to Barnardo’s in time for Christmas Day we have to close our appeal on Monday 10th December at 5pm.
If like us, the thought of a child or young person being without a gift on Christmas Day morning is heart wrenching, then please consider helping us this year.
If you’ve got any questions, want to find out more or are able to help with the appeal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01772 507 767.
The Cotton Court Team
Cotton Court Business Centre
The Hospital Inn