Give needy kids a Christmas to remember with appeal

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DO you know a child who deserves a Christmas to remember?

If so, a Sheffield charity might be able to help during this festive season.

The Star has teamed up with good cause Help A Child Have A Chance for the 12 Days of Christmas appeal, offering young people across the region the opportunity of receiving a slice of £10,000.

Grants from the charity pot are available for those who are vulnerable or in need of funding - for example, a poorly youngster who needs a fun-packed holiday, a gifted young person who needs a little extra help making the most of their talent, or a family which requires equipment to look after a disabled child.

Star readers are asked to nominate potential recipients, and 12 of the most deserving will be chosen and presented with their cheques during the two weeks after Christmas.

Help A Child Have A Chance was set up two years ago by the family of the late Hallam FM DJ Dave Kilner.

Dave raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for sick and disadvantaged children by organising countless charity events, and the good cause was established to continue his legacy.

Funding can be for individuals aged up to 18, or groups, carers and educators who work with people of the same age.

Each of the recipients will be chosen by a committee made up of representatives from the charity and The Star.

Nominations can be made by emailing 12daysofchristmas@helpachildhaveachance.co.uk or by post to 12 Days of Christmas, Help A Child Have A Chance, 2 Woburn Place, Sheffield, S11 9QS.

Include as much information as possible about why the nominee is being chosen, along with their name, address and contact details. The closing date is December 14.