The HBAA has launched a Christmas Wish List for its charity partner, The Who Cares? Trust, to which members can donate gifts in the lead up to the festive season.

The Who Cares? Trust supports children living in care by providing access to information, running projects and skills workshops, as well as campaigning to improve their day to day lives. The Christmas Wish List provides opportunities and rewards to enhance the lives of the charity’s young recipients. HBAA members have been encouraged to donate what they can to the list, which ranges from and includes:

-          A London venue to host a Christmas dinner for 25 young people in December or January

-          Work experience opportunities for young care leavers

-          A ‘money can’t buy’ experience to auction as part of Small Charity Week 2015

-          Tickets to an event or attraction to use as an incentive for events fundraising

-          A venue for a teambuilding day

-          Work skills and employability training for young people from care

Chris Parnham, HBAA Chairman added his support of the initiative: “As the chosen chairman’s charity for 2014, we wanted to do something special this year for The Who Cares? Trust. It is more important than ever to be charitable at Christmas and we know that our members will support our efforts. I’m delighted that we will continue to support and pledge what we can in the build up to the festive period.”

Hazel East, Fundraising Officer at The Who Cares? Trust commented: “We’re so grateful to the HBAA for their support and contributions to the Christmas Wish List so far. We appreciate all contributions, particularly in the build up to and over Christmas when most children in care are not able to spend the season with their family. We cannot thank members of the HBAA enough for their gift donations.”

The full Christmas Wish List can be found here