Local organisation AFG donates to Knowsley Young Carers at Christmas
Christmas boost for children and young care leavers
Alternative Futures Group (AFG) has joined forces with Knowsley Council to donate Christmas sacks to support children who may not be spending Christmas with their families.
Kind-hearted AFG staff have generously filled 25 Christmas sacks to help bring some cheer to children and care leavers. Clothing, toiletries, stationery and household products were amongst the items donated to support the council’s appeal for children and care leavers.
Handing over the gifts to the council, AFG Director of Mental Health Chris Hughes said:
“This is a fantastic initiative and we are excited to be involved this year. Most of us take Christmas for granted in a warm, happy and safe environment with all the essentials taken care of but care leavers often can’t. So, if we can bring some festive cheer and practical support to them then we will be delighted.”
Colette Dutton, the council’s Executive Director for Children’s Services, added “I’m delighted that AFG has supported our appeal and helped to give a number of the borough’s children and young people a better Christmas.”
Care experienced young people face the challenge of living independently at a younger age than their peers and without the consistent support of family members. They are also more likely to face financial hardship. The gift sacks are an important reminder that they are valued and cared about.
With a strong track record of more than 20 years, AFG is one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities, currently supporting around 1,200 people across the UK and employing over 2,500 staff.
We work locally in the community and through our independent hospitals to provide a wide range of innovative and bespoke care services delivering life-enhancing person-centred support to people with a diverse range of care needs.
Throughout all our services we focus on personalised support, tailoring services to the needs and aspirations of each individual; supporting them to lead the lives they want as active citizens in their communities.
For further information, please visit our website (www.afgroup.org.uk) or follow us on social media. You’ll find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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