The Christmas Appeal 2022 - Salvation Army

Dear parent or guardian,

As a school we are committed to supporting our local community and local families and when we heard of this appeal again from the local Ripon branch of the SalvationArmy we wanted to get involved for the second year in a row. We received so many kind donations last year, thank you to those who donated! It was much needed and very well received by the Salvation Army here in Ripon.

The SalvationArmy’s work locally and nationally is wide, and never so much so than at Christmas. One way of supporting families in need is a Christmas present appeal. They provide gifts for all ages of children, from new-borns to young adults (including parents and carers) and we are asking you, as parents and guardians of Ripon Grammar pupils, if you’d like to contribute to this Christmas appeal.

We ask for presents to be unwrapped so we can check they are suitable and appropriate for the age of the recipient, and it’s also nice for mum and dad to see the gifts before wrapping them for their children. They usually receive quite a good amount of presents for younger children so donations aimed at older/teenage children would be well received.

Some examples of suitable NEW presents might be:

  • Smellies such as body spray, hand cream or bath or shower gel (gift sets are good)
  • Puzzles such as Rubiks cube, games or quiz packs
  • Board games
  • Mindful or relaxing colouring that perhaps older children might enjoy
  • Stationery, such as pretty notebooks and nice pens
  • Books (new) - any would be wonderful but popular easy reads would be good such as Tom Gates or similar
  • Festive sweets or selection boxes
  • Festive socks, scarves, gloves, etc
  • Sensory or calming soft toys
  • Family games
  • Generic gifts like mugs, crafting kits, covered hot water bottles, scented candles, mindful books or quiz books, etc.

If you would like to be involved, please ask your child to drop off gifts to reception or HL06 at school where there will be boxes to place them in. The deadline is Friday 3 December.

We thank you for supporting this local appeal for local families and wish you a very early Merry Christmas!

Yours faithfully,

Mrs F Stevens