Operation Santa 2021

Brighten up someone’s Christmas this year, by supporting Operation Santa!


We will continue to run our Operation Santa! appeal this Christmas 2021.  Please help us with our appeal to make Christmas 2021 a special year to remember.

We are appealing for donations of Christmas gifts that we can distribute to local children, young people and families. We have a large Christmas box for donations to be placed at our Chelmsford branch between now and Wednesday 15 December. Then, volunteers from YMCA Essex and the Dunmow Group will wrap the gifts and deliver them to our residents, children, and young people, so that they have something to open on Christmas morning. For more information on the types suitable gifts, please see below:

Christmas Wish List:

– Hat
– Gloves
– Socks
– Pyjamas
– Chocolate
– Make Up
– Photo Frames
– Body Spray
– Deodorant
– Sweets
– Gift Vouchers
– Shower Gel
– Hair Brush / Combs
– Mugs/Cups
– Games
– Teddy bears
– Keyrings
– Single Bedding
– Blankets
– Household decorative items

If you have any items you can donate, feel free to pop and see us or contact us if you have any questions.

We’re also delighted to share that the Dunmow Group are partnering with us to provide presents to children, young people and families in Essex and in mid-December we will have wonderful volunteers from Dunmow Group joining us to wrap all the presents up in time for distribution.


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