AN ANNUAL Secret Santa campaign which helps women and children affected by domestic abuse is back for another year – bigger and better than before.
The seasonal drive, which encourages Christmas shoppers to buy an extra present to be donated to the families who have fled to the Coventry Haven, often with nothing other than the clothes on their backs, welcomes two new drop-off centres this year.
Alongside the flagship present-drop shop in Cathedral Lanes shopping centre, the Newlands Pub on Tile Hill Lane and the Coventry centre of nationwide charity Care UK have offered their services as drop-off centres.
The Coventry branch of Care UK have has also named Coventry Haven as its local charity of the year.
Care UK Coventry manager Amanda Coombes said: “It’s a really fantastic charity to support the work of.
“Coventry Haven touches a chord with people across the city, so all our care workers here are getting involved and spreading the news about what Secret Santa is doing this Christmas.”
Sam McGuigan and Eileen Thornton, event organisers and friends of Coventry Haven, have welcomed the new support from the charity alongside longterm supporters Cathedral Lanes manager, Tracy Harker, and staff and students at Aldermoor Farm School.
The drop-off centres are open now until the week before Christmas and anyone who can offer support with a collection is encourage to contact Sam on 07950 376314 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.