Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas to all of our Count the Kicks supporters!
Lots of people woke up on Tuesday 1 December excited for their Elf on the Shelf antics and to tuck in to their chocolate advent calendars. We are getting in the Christmas spirit and from 1-24 December, we will be running a Christmas advent competition on our facebook page with some fantastic prizes EVERY DAY from companies such as iCandy and Puckababy. The giveaways will be published at 7pm each day, you have to be in it to win it!
2015 has been a phenomenal year for Count the Kicks, we won Most Media Impact at the Butterfly Awards, our Chief Executive Elizabeth was awarded a Prime Minister Points of Light Award for her amazing dedication to the charity, we have had fundraisers organising balls, Halloween events and mini supporters running to raise cash for the charity and we are so touched at how many messages we receive daily saying that a new baby has arrived safely when their mummy noticed a change in movements which resulted in them seeking medical help.
Tragically though, despite our tireless work, every day in the UK 16 babies are born sleeping. This means that potentially another 384 sets of parents will lose their baby before Christmas Day and will not be able to celebrate their baby’s first Christmas this year.
We are hoping to raise £100 every day during the Christmas advent so that by Christmas Day, we have raised an extra £2,500 so that we can print an extra 178,500 leaflets to distribute in the New Year.
So what can you do to help?
Make a donation this Christmas for your choice of three different Christmas Stars that you can have in memory of an Angel, in celebration of a Rainbow baby or a general Christmas star for a safe new arrival this year. We ask for a minimum donation of £2 per star, just make your donation online today, tell us the name of the person you want the star for and it will appear on our facebook page shortly for you to share with friends, you can even print and hang on your Christmas tree.
Have a loose change raid; order one of our cardboard collection boxes then go round all your friends and family and ask them to empty their pockets and purses…just a 1p and a 2p would print another two leaflets for the charity! Remember to donate online before 24 December so your loose change can count towards our £2,500 goal!
Many people are choosing not to send Christmas cards this year and instead make a donation to charity. You can donate online or post a cheque payable to Count the Kicks, 221 Carters Mead, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9EX.
Text KICKS to 70660 to make a one off £3 donation. Text costs £3 plus network charge. Count the Kicks receives 100% of your donation. Please obtain the bill payer’s permission. Customer care 01483212613, Charity No 1145073.
Our shop has many items reduced by up to 70%! So you can fill up your Christmas morning stockings with wristbands, pins or lanyards for any Count the Kicks supporter at a fraction of the price!
Whatever you can do to support us, please donate any sum so that we can help save more little lives in 2016. You can email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any fundraising questions or to share your photos with us!