Leicestershire PCC Lord Willy Bach will be spreading Christmas cheer remotely this year – with a festive ecard set to benefit two local causes.
The PCC has decided to send Christmas ecards to his colleagues and partner organisations and donate the money he has saved on printing and postage to charities ‘Wishes 4 Kids’ and BBC Radio Leicester’s ‘No-one goes Hungry’ campaign.
The ecard features a globe design with a circle of people all holding hands.
It reads: “Peace on Earth. With best wishes at Christmas and for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”
“With the majority of us working from home and away from the office, it makes sense to send the traditional Christmas remotely too,” said Willy Bach.
“It has been a challenging year for all of us, particularly our charities who have been unable to host the same fundraising activities and events they would normally. Equally, many families will be worrying about the additional expense of the festive meal.
“Both Wishes 4 Kids and ‘No-one Goes Hungry’ are well-deserving causes and I am delighted to offer my support through this small gesture.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and patience during the ongoing health crisis and hope you have a safe Christmas and healthy and prosperous New Year.”
Wishes 4 Kids was founded to grant a wish for children and youngsters in Leicestershire who are life-limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional trauma and have suffered major abuse.
BBC Radio Leicestershire’s campaign aims to ensure nobody in Leicestershire goes hungry this Christmas by putting people struggling on low incomes in touch with groups who can help fund the festive dinner.
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Posted on Monday 21st December 2020