This year the Blue Peter Christmas Appeal is called Go Cardz (is spelling Cards that way really a good example to set our children?). Go Cardz is Blue Peter’s 49th annual appeal to raise money for Whizz-Kidz, a charity for young people’s mobility who provide powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs and recreational tricyles to children that really need them. For this appeal they are asking children to design handmade Christmas cards which will be sold through participating Tesco stores to raise money for Whizz-Kidz.
The money raised will go towards providing more wheelchair assessment clinics across the UK. In these temporary clinics children can be assessed and fitted with wheelchairs and recreational tricycles, which are perfectly suited for their specific needs. Without these clinics children will have to wait a lot longer for their wheelchairs.
All you need to do to help is request a pack from the Blue Peter website and they will send you enough materials, free of charge to make 4 cards. They include a free return envelope so that you can send the finished cards back. When they receive the cards they are checked and packed ready to go on sale. This should be a nice activity for children as the nights get darker and the weekend weather outlook is poor. You need to get your finished cards back to them by October 18th to be sure of them reaching Tesco in time for Christmas.