Our friends at Thurrock Council have placed a Give a Gift tree for the second year running here at intu Lakeside– on the second floor, next to McDonald's at the House of Fraser end – and given it some extra special decorations.
There are hundreds of decorative name tags on the tree, each one representing a Thurrock child for whom Christmas can be a difficult time of year. These are children in the care of Thurrock Council's fostering service, or who need extra help and support from children’s services.
Now you can show that you care too, by becoming a Thurrock Gifter.
It couldn't be easier to make a child happy!
From Tuesday 21 November until Tuesday 12 December, you can:
Tree tags will include the child's age and say whether they are a boy or girl, making it easier for you to choose something nice.
We will wrap the gift for you and deliver it in time for Christmas morning – either in your name or anonymously, if you prefer.
We also need volunteers to help us look after the tree at evenings and weekends – please contact us using the email address at the bottom of this page if you would like to take part in any way.