We hope to light up Christ­mas for needy

Midweek Visiter - - News - BY AN­DREW BROWN an­drew.brownNW@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @visan­drew­brown

AFIRM whose day job is to cre­ate the most ex­trav­a­gant fes­tive ex­pe­ri­ences for the world’s su­per-rich has launched its new char­ity Foun­da­tion - rais­ing over £20,000 in its first night.

The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion has been set up by The Christ­mas Dec­o­ra­tors, bring­ing the magic of Christ­mas to un­der­priv­i­leged and sick chil­dren.

The firm, which sets out the South­port Christ­mas lights each year, is run by how im­por­tant this is.” Global teen blog­ger, Amaz­ing Ara­bella, also at­tended the launch to show her sup­port, along­side Ra­dio City 2’s Claire Simmo, who hosted the evening.

The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion launched in part­ner­ship with Ra­dio City’s Cash for Kids Mis­sion Christ­mas cam­paign.

The char­ity will now be host­ing a spec­tac­u­lar Christ­mas party for 500 un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren at St Ge­orge’s Hall, in Liver­pool, on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10.

The party is just the start of The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion, which plans to bring Christ­mas to sick chil­dren 365 days a year.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit https://thechrist­mas­foun­da­tion.co.uk

Formby cou­ple Paul and Vic­to­ria Lally.

Guests at the launch at Liver­pool Town Hall were treated to a full evening of holly-jolly en­ter­tain­ment with per­for­mances from the star of this year’s X Fac­tor, Shanaya Atkin­sonJones, and win­ner of BBC One’s Frank Si­na­tra: Our Way, Ge­orge Gal­lagher.

ItKids, Girl Talk, ma­gi­cian Spencer Lynch and Liver­pool-based MD Pro­duc­tions’ dance troupe also hit the stage for this spec­tac­u­lar evening.

Paul Lally, MD of The Christ­mas Dec­o­ra­tors, said: “We bring Christ­mas to life through some of the most mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ences across the world, with each year get­ting big­ger and more ex­trav­a­gant.

“We have al­ways sup­ported char­i­ta­ble causes and given back to our com­mu­nity - we help as many char­ity re­quests as we can by in­stalling free Christ­mas trees and dis­plays for or­gan­i­sa­tions set up to help oth­ers.

“Over the years, we have worked with char­i­ties like Alder Hey Chil­dren’s Char­ity, Claire House and Zoe’s Place, where we meet fam­i­lies whose chil­dren might not see an­other Christ­mas.

“But we want to do more to help cre­ate last­ing mem­o­ries for th­ese par­ents and their kids and pro­vide a mag­i­cal Christ­mas ex­pe­ri­ence for those who may not get to see the kind of fes­tive magic that we cre­ate – on any day of the year!

“Ev­ery sin­gle child should have a rea­son to be ex­cited for Christ­mas and through The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion, we can make that hap­pen!

“The launch party is just the start of The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion, as we Liver­pool Lady May­oress Lil­iana Kennedy at the launch with Jaadin, Santa, Shanaya Atkin­son-Jones, Amaz­ing Ara­bella and Lord Mayor Cllr Mal­colm Kennedy

have in­vited some of our friends along to help us bring Christ­mas to sick chil­dren 365 days a year.”

X Fac­tor star, Shanaya Atkin­son-Jones, said: “Christ­mas is my favourite time of year. I am happy to sup­port The Christ­mas Foun­da­tion and help them to cre­ate smiles and last­ing mem­o­ries! Ev­ery child de­serves to ex­pe­ri­ence the joy that Christ­mas brings - I my­self know Happy to be here – Amaz­ing Ara­bella, Fa­ther Christ­mas, and Jaadin

X Fac­tor star Shanaya Atkin­son-Jones sings at the Foun­da­tion launch event

Ea­ger to help – Vic­to­ria and Paul Lally, of The Christ­mas Dec­o­ra­tors

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