Do your bit to help homeless children this Christmas!
Mansfield folk are being encouraged to do their bit for children who are homeless this Christmas by taking part in fund-raising at Mansfield's Civic Centre this Friday.
Staff from the Housing Needs section of the District Council's Housing department will be holding a Christmas tombola at the Civic Centre on Chesterfield Road South from 9.30am-3pm.
Residents and members of staff at Mansfield District Council have donated prizes for the event, which will raise money to buy presents for each of the children living in the District Council's Temporary Accommodation Service this Christmas.
Mansfield's Youth Mayor, Leah Wright, is donating three Santa hats signed by S Club and the cast of Aladdin, this year's pantomime currently being staged at the Palace Theatre.
Leah explains: "With Deputy Youth Mayor, Andrew Holloway, I attended the Christmas Lights Switch on in Mansfield and we thought it would be a good idea to get these hats signed to use them to help others who are less fortunate."
Councillor Heather Henshaw, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Mansfield District Council, commented: "Christmas is a magical time of year for children but for children staying in temporary accommodation, it can be an unsettling period.
"By buying presents for each of them, we are trying to make things as cheerful and homely as possible, so I would encourage anyone to come along to the Civic Centre on Friday 18 December and buy tombola tickets.
"I would also like to send my thanks to Leah and everyone who has donated prizes for this worthy cause."