Sponsor a bauble

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Sponsor a bauble

Sponsor a bauble

Mansfield District Council By Mansfield District Council

We're raising money to give Christmas food to vulnerable members of the community who may otherwise not get to celebrate Christmas this year, and displaying messages on the town's Christmas tree.

Mansfield Fundraising stage

pledged of £1,286
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £1,286 by 10 Dec 2020

With COVID-19 affecting the lives of many of us this year, it is likely that many people in the Mansfield district may not be able to enjoy a Christmas meal due to financial, mental and physical hardship, as well as due to restrictions on social gatherings. That is why we are appealing for support from the public to help us to bring Christmas cheer to those who need it most. Our aim is to raise money so that we can provide and distribute Christmas food hampers via our food clubs. Monetary donations will also go to support soup kitchens, homelessness charities and the Gift of Christmas group. For those who donate £30 or more, a message will be displayed in a bauble on the town's Christmas tree for all the community to see. Leave a comment in the box below and your message could be selected and displayed. Tell us why you're donating. Is it to give thanks for support? To pay tribute to a lost loved one? Or just want to help someone in need?

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide 200 Christmas food hampers
  • Distribute hampers to individuals who need our help via food share clubs
  • Bring Christmas cheer to those in need
  • Feed families over the Christmas period
  • Donate money to local soup kitchens and homelessness charities
  • Donate money to the Gift of Christmas group to help them reach more families

Why it's a great idea:

Those in need will be given all they require to put together a hot meal on Christmas Day including vegetables, condiments and trimmings. It will also include a money-off voucher for meat from a local butcher. Your donation will help us to subsidise the provision of fresh meat. Plus charities that support the homeless in Mansfield will also benefit as they will receive donations to help them provide essential food via soup kitchens.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the food for the hampers
  • Putting the food together
  • Distributing hampers to the distribution points
  • Sending monetary donations to charities and food banks

This runs as part of the "Bringing Christmas to Mansfield" campaign which also includes a Secret Santa Appeal from 9 November and online Festive Festival on 28 and 29 November via the council's Facebook page @MyMansfieldUK. Visit the website to find out more about the whole campaign and see other ways you can get involved. www.mansfield.gov.uk/christmas


Location Mansfield

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,286

Food and hampers - £500 (39%)
Donation to Soup Kitchen - £200 (16%)
Donation to Homeless charity - £200 (16%)
Contribution to fresh meat provision - £200 (16%)
Donation to Gift of Christmas - £100 (8%)
Other - £86 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Food and hampers
Donation to Soup Kitchen
Donation to Homeless charity
Contribution to fresh meat provision
Donation to Gift of Christmas
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Donate more money to Soup Kitchens and Homelessness charities
  • Give more money to Gift of Christmas to provide more food hampers
  • Put together more baking kits

Total £1,286

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