Published Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 9:28
Accountancy firm PM&M have donated another mountain of gifts for underprivileged children in Blackburn with Darwen, which will be given out by Secret Santa Ltd.
Secret Santa Ltd runs throughout the year to support the most disadvantaged children across Blackburn with Darwen and surrounding areas. Each year, they give away thousands of “sacks of Joy” filled with presents they have collected from donations.
Overall, businesses have donated over 21.5k presents to Secret Santa Ltd. since they started operating three years ago.
Managing Director of the Secret Santa Ltd charity, Phil Boulding, met with Cllr Maureen Bateson to collect the presents at the PM&M offices at Greenbank Technology Park in Blackburn ready to take them to the Secret Santa shop in King William Street, Blackburn Town Centre.
Councillor Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Children’s, Young People and Education, said:
We’re very grateful for everything that PM&M have done for us over the years. We are so overwhelmed with their generosity towards the children that need it. Every child deserves a Christmas and PM&M are helping us deliver that.
Helen Clayton, Partner at PM&M, said:
We are immensely proud and feel very privileged to be able to contribute to so many children’s Christmases and lives. With this being our 100th year of Christmas present donations, we wanted it to be our best yet. We all make sure to donate.
This year Secret Santa Ltd. hope to support Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Children’s Services and others by providing children’s centres across the borough with 1,000 Santa sacks for Christmas 2019. They are aiming to raise £10,000 this year so please contribute what you can.