They want to ensure that, through the Salvation Army’s 2010 Christmas Present Appeal, as many disadvantaged children as possible receive a Christmas gift this year.
Galliford Try, via its housebuilding & construction divisions, will be gathering the gifts for children between November 20th and 18th December. Staff around the country working with Galliford Try construction, Morrison construction, Linden Homes, Midas Homes & Stamford Homes will be collecting presents for The Salvation Army to be distributed to those children who will really appreciate them. Staff will be encouraging their friends and families, suppliers and even visitors to the company’s marketing suites to support the appeal.
Galliford Try’s, Managing Director of Housebuilding, Ian Baker, says that this year it’s more important than ever to think of those who may be really struggling this Christmas: “We know that many people will be feeling the economy pinching hard this Christmas – but we want to urge everyone not to forget that it is the season of giving and to consider purchasing one extra gift this year. It can’t be right that some kids will have no presents at all this Christmas. At Galliford Try we’re proud to be helping the Salvation Army with their extraordinary work to ensure that Christmas is a happy one for as many children as possible.”
All the gifts that are received by Galliford Try will be passed to the respective regional Salvation Army offices in good time for Christmas. Toys and gifts will then be distributed through the Salvation Army’s local networks, charities and social services.