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Tis the season of Goodwill: How to get involved with our Christmas Charity Appeal

Posted on: 04 Dec 2023

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Sam Kennard
NEWS Goodwill

This December - in the spirit of the season of giving and goodwill - Royal William Yard is running a charitable initiative, and everyone is invited to get involved. Whether you're heading to the Yard for a Christmas get-together, visiting one of our festive markets, or taking a dip for a winter wild swim - we would love all guests to lend their support this week.

We are partnering with a number of local charities to have a collection week, which begins today and runs through to Sunday 10th December.

The collection will support these special local causes:

  • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Products for the Ginsters' Project 35 appeal
  • Children's coats/scarves and gloves for the Operation Santa appeal, supporting local families
  • Non-perishable food collection for Plymouth Foodbank

What to donate:

  • Toiletries and personal hygiene products – any new and unused personal care items including deodorants show gels and shampoos as well as feminine hygiene products
  • Children’s warm winter cloths – new or used in used (in good condition) clothing including coats, scarves, jumpers, gloves, shoes for children up to aged 16
  • Foodbank donation – non-perishable items such as tinned items, long-life milk/fruit juice cartons, coffee/teabags, cleaning products. A full list of the current items the food bank needs is available here

When to donate:

  • Donations can be brought to Royal William Yard Welcome Suite (Monday 4th – Friday 8th, 10am–2pm and 5-6pm, or on Saturday 9th, 9am–10am)
  • Royal William Yard Good Food & Craft Markets – Melville Building and Courtyard drop off location (Wednesday 6th December, 5-9pm and Sunday 10th December, 10am–3pm)