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Bring joy and cheer to families this year

This Christmas, Centre 56 is calling on your kindness to help bring some festive joy to families we support.

We’re a charity based in North Liverpool, supporting children, parents and carers who have suffered, or are at risk of domestic abuse or a crisis situation.

We offer a safe and secure environment to help children and their families to develop, recover and thrive by providing childcare and support services.

This December, we want to share gifts and toys with those we support but we need your help.

Usually at this time of year, offices across the city centre would carry out collections of toys and selection boxes for our children and gifts for parents.

But with changes to how so many businesses are working this year to keep one another safe by some staff working from home, sadly this type of support isn’t possible this Christmas.

Claire Essame, Centre 56 Service Manager, said: “The festive period can be a very difficult time for many families, especially those we work with.

“For some people fleeing domestic abuse or crisis situation, they may leave with nothing but the clothing on their backs and little to no money to consider gifts for Christmas or even birthdays.

“But your support and kindness will help to bring joy to our children and families on Christmas Day.”

Please join us and invite your colleagues, friends and family to donate to our charity online at

We’ll use these generous donations to buy presents such as toys, books, sweets, clothes and selection boxes for the children we support.

As well as gift bags for parents and carers filled with essential items such as toiletries, hats and gloves.

We are also accepting donations of new books for children aged 2 to 12 years at our Centre, based in Liverpool. Please contact our team on 0151 727 1355 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email to arrange drop off or to enquire about posting them to us.

It costs around £4,000 per week to run our centre, which continues to provide nursery and afterschool childcare. It is a safe-haven and the only place of its kind in the North West.

We rely on the generosity of people like you to fund what we do and make a difference to the lives of those who have experienced hardship.

So please, bring joy and cheer to our families this year.

Click HERE to donate now >

Please share our fundraiser on all of your social media pages, add Centre 56 on Facebook, follow Centre 56 on Twitter and use the hashtag #Centre56Christmas

More ways to donate:

Text ‘SAFE’ to 70450 to give £5 in a one-off payment, plus your standard message rate.
Text 'HELP' to 70490 to give £2 a month, plus your standard message rate.

For more information on how you can donate to Centre 56 click HERE >