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With more families facing difficult circumstances at the end of a difficult year, Christmas is likely to be a challenging time. That is why, The Dolphin in Botley is supporting this special appeal to help young people who are less fortunate than ourselves to have a gift this Christmas and put some festive cheer into their lives.  

For us all the past 18 months have been difficult and there are many young people in Southampton who will wake up on Christmas morning with no presents to open. We are working with Southampton Council Social Services to launch a festive toy appeal and help make Christmas that little bit more special for young people in difficult circumstances.

We are hoping that local people will rise to the challenge and donate gifts for any young person up to the age of 18 years. It is suggested that toys are brought for the younger children and clothes for the older young people. 

The suggested cost for the gift per young person is between £7 - £15

All gifts can be brought to the Dolphin during opening times and we will deliver them to Social Services.  The gifts need to be labelled Boy or Girl and the age range for the gift purchased. Please do not wrap the gifts.

We hope to gather as many gifts as possible before the start of December to allow time for the gifts to be sorted and allocated to young people across Southampton who would otherwise have no presents this Christmas.