Buy a Bauble and help young carers

Hang a Bauble to Help Vulnerable Children in Cardiff this Christmas


Sasha Mansworth 

Leading children’s charity, Action for Children, has partnered with homeware retailer, HomeSense, to launch a Christmas campaign to raise funds for Cardiff Short Breaks,CardiffYoung Carers and Vale of Glamorgan Young Carers.

The ‘Hang a Bauble’ initiative will run at the Cardiff HomeSense store until Christmas Eve, where customers will be offered the chance to buy a bauble for £1, which they can write their name on, before hanging on a special HomeSense Christmas tree on display in the store. All proceeds from the bauble donations will go to Cardiff Short Breaks,CardiffYoung Carers and Vale of Glamorgan Young Carers

Action for Children Fundraiser for South Wales,Nina Ricesaid: “The money raised from Hang a Bauble inCardiffwill be used help the most vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families inCardiffwho at this time of year are in greater need than ever.”

Action for Children’s Cardiff Short Breaks project, in its state-of-the art Ty Storrie Home, provides overnight stays for disabled children and young people with complex needs.

Cardiff Young Carers and Vale of Glamorgan Young Carers work with children and young people who care for an ill or disabled parent, sibling or other relative. The young carers take on household tasks such as shopping, cleaning, ironing, cooking and even personal and medical care.

The Cardiff HomeSense store is part of a UK-wide partnership which will see 24 HomeSense stores raise funds to benefit 58 Action for Children projects based in local communities across the country.

The campaign – launched for the first time in 2010 – proved so popular that Action for Children and HomeSense decided to bring it back this year, as an annual fixture.

Andrew Harris, Director of Fundraising and Appeals at Action for Children said: “We’re very excited to be working with HomeSense again on this fantastic partnership, which not only engages with customers in a fun and imaginative way, but more crucially, raises funds to allow us to continue to help the most vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families we work with in over 450 local projects across the UK.

“The partnership raised around £50,000 last year, which was a fantastic achievement and one which we’re very grateful to all the staff at HomeSense stores for working so hard towards. We’re sure the partnership will be even bigger and better this year and we’re very much looking forward to continuing our work with HomeSense.”

Louise Koser, MD HomeSense, said; “At HomeSense, we believe in supporting our local communities and helping children fulfil their potential. With each HomeSense store raising money for local Action for Children projects, it means the money our customers give is re-invested locally – a great way to give something back.”

HomeSense is part ofTJXEurope which has had a long-standing relationship with Action for Children for over a decade.


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