A year of fundraising ends with a nationwide toy and fund collection for children’s hospitals and charities

2015, UK: This week staff at H&T Pawnbrokers stores throughout the UK are setting up their Christmas fundraising activities. More than sixty stores nationwide are acting as drop off points for Mission Christmas, a charity which collects gifts and money to help enable kids living in poverty to enjoy Christmas.

This is the second year we are supporting this charity nationally. In 2014, fifty-seven H&T Pawnbrokers stores in Scotland and Northern England acted as Christmas toy drop off points for Mission Christmas, collecting thousands of presents for children.

People can drop off gifts or donations from 1st to 18th December at H&T Pawnbrokers stores throughout Scotland, North East and North West England, Midlands, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Other stores are supporting local and national children’s charities as well as local hospices, hospitals and food banks.

This is H&T Pawnbrokers’ last fundraising activity for 2015 which has been a busy and successful year:

  • Over £1,000 raised and 5,000 Easter eggs collected for local children’s charities and hospitals, this is equivalent to a fully grown bear, walrus or hippo!
  • Summer Big Slim challenge to get fit and raise money resulted in over £6,000 for Macmillan and over 30 stone in weight lost by store staff
  • More than £6,000 raised for Macmillan with coffee mornings nationwide
  • Throughout the year there were a range of activities in store including book and plant sales, sporting challenges and themed fancy dress days

"I’m very proud of H&T staff for their enthusiasm and dedication to the gift collection and fundraising activities. As always I’m immensely grateful for our customers who so kindly donate to help out children who are in need at this time of year", said H&T Pawnbrokers CEO, John Nichols.