Christmas Gift Card Appeal
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Christmas Gift Card Appeal

Christmas Gift Card Appeal

Turning Tides’ Christmas preparations are well underway. We have a multitude of ways people can help us - from collecting donations at local supermarkets to volunteering to cook Christmas dinners in one of our Community hubs in West Sussex.

This year we have repackaged Christmas for our clients! In the past, we have been generously provided donations by kind hearted members of the community. We gift these to our clients on Christmas day across all our projects to spread some festive cheer. As you can imagine, with hundreds of clients, this is a mammoth task for any Santa and helpers. It amounts to hundreds of gifts being sourced, sorted, wrapped and distributed all ready for the big day.

Another reason to repackage is that whilst experiencing homelessness our clients have experienced very little choice. Almost everything they have is donated, be it furniture, clothing, food etc. Having choice really does matter - more so to those who have experienced so little of it!

So to lessen the frenzy and to provide the gift of choice we are launching the first year of our Christmas Gift Card Appeal.

We are asking you to buy a £5 gift card from any of the following shops:

  • Boots
  • Costa
  • Greggs
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Superdrug
  • WHSmith
  • Wilkinson

Our clients can then chose what they need or want with their very own gift card given by someone who cares about them. From having very few to no possessions they can now choose when throughout the year they want to spend their gift card and on the items they really need or want. It would mean a lot more than you would think – a little cheer at such a difficult time.

Once you have bought your gift card please post them or bring them into Turning Tides’ office at Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, BN11 1HA (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). We will then hand them out to our clients to spread the festive cheer to all those accessing our support over the Christmas period.

If you would like more people to receive cards please feel free to buy as many £5 cards from any of the shops above and we will spread the festive warmth and kindness further.

Your support, as it is throughout the year, every year, is invaluable and always appreciated. THANK YOU!

For more information contact or phone 01903 680740.

Christmas Gift Card Appeal Poster 2019