Bracknell young people benefit from late Christmas gifts

19 January 2014


Attendees at KIDS' youth services in Bracknell Forest received a double surprise last Saturday, 11 January 2013. 
Not only were they lucky enough to benefit from the Post Office's Re-Boxing Day initiative, and receive some late Christmas presents, but in addition, a professional film crew were also on hand to film the exchange of the gifts. The children and young people had a fun filled day opening presents and being filmed.

Claire Turner, the co-ordinator for the Bracknell services, commented "It was a delightful day for the young people, they had great fun in getting to open the generous gifts and two of them were lucky enough to help a lending hand with the filming." Claire added "I would just like to take the opportunity to thank the Post Office and the people of High Wycombe, who donated the gifts, for their generosity."

The Re-Boxing Day scheme was being trailled by the High Wycombe branch of the Post Office. Unwanted Christmas gifts were accepted at the branch in the week after Christmas and re-boxed by staff to then give to disadvantaged and disabled children based on the old traditions of Boxing Day when children in need were often given gifts, as described in the video below: 




Over 30 gifts were received, re-boxed by the Post Office at High Wycombe and donated to disabled children that attend KIDS services in Bracknell Forest. It is hoped that its success will mean that the Post Office will introduce the scheme on a wider basis going forward.

KIDS would like to formally thank the Post Office and their staff, the public of High Wycombe and creative agency, Dare, who facilititated the scheme.
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