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Mission Christmas: You can help us help Santa make it to every house in Edinburgh

This year, The Data Lab team wanted to do something special for Christmas. This is why we decided to skip Secret Santa at the office, and donate a gift to a child in need instead. And you can help too!

One in five children are living in poverty right now, and Cash for Kids Mission Christmas is working hard to make sure every child has a happy Christmas morning. In 2015 they raised over £773,200 in gifts and cash and supported over 14,200 local children.

This year, The Data Lab has signed up as a Mission Christmas drop off point. The toys and gifts received through supporters such as you will go a really long way in keeping the magic of Christmas alive for children who would normally experience Christmas as just another day.

We’re asking you to buy a present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years. You can donate at our Edinburgh office (15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA) by close of business Tuesday 13th December. If we are too far from you but you would like to donate, there are over 600 drop off points across the region.

Everything we can do to support Cash for Kids Mission Christmas really does mean the world to the kids they support, and it will put huge smiles on the faces of children who are going through a really rough time. This is a time of year when every child deserves to be happy, opening presents by the tree. With your help, we can make that happen. Santa will make it to every house in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife this year, that’s the Mission.

Together, we can make a difference.

Merry Christmas!

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