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Pearson’s proudly supporting Santa’s Secret Heleprs

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It’s been a tough couple of years for many local families with 38% of children in Oldham living in poverty, but we are involved in a Christmas campaign that hopes to spread some festive magic and make it a morning to remember on December 25th.

Oldham Toy Appeal

Every year the team at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers adopt a Christmas charity. This year when the Oldham Evening Chronicle and Action Together approached us to get involved with the Santa’s Secret Helpers campaign to help bring some festive magic to children who might not receive a gift on Christmas morning.

During the lead up to the big day, there will be a Christmas tree in the Oldham Spindles shopping centre where the public can pick up a Santa's Secret Helpers gift tag. The Tags will include a child's age and anyone shopping in the town centre can buy a suitable gift for the child.

The gifts can be dropped off in the town centre at named drop off points where volunteers will wrap them up and they can then be distributed to children in time for Christmas.

Christmas Gift Ideas

  • Children aged 0 to 3 years old - Bath Toys, Large building blocks, playmats and sensory toys
  • Children aged 4 to 12 years old - Arts or Crafts, Activity Toys, Games and Puzzles, Books, Fidget Toys, Pajamas or outfits
  • Teenagers 12 years or over - Make-up Sets, Sports Equipment or Gift Vouchers
  • All ages - Books, Winter Clothes, Pyjamas or Gift Voucher

The gifts donated should be new and unwrapped from babies right through to 18 year olds and all those donated will go to children who might not receive a gift this Christmas. Donations should be made by December 10th and anyone can spread the word #OldhamToyAppeal.

Why Pearson Solicitors

The team at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers will be supporting the Santa's Secret Helpers campaign with donations, collections and volunteering to make sure the gifts are wrapped and delivered in time for Christmas.

“When the Oldham community comes together for something like this it can make it a magical Christmas for those children who otherwise might not be getting a sack full of gifts,” said Joanne Ormston, Director at Pearson Solicitors.

“It’s great that as a business we can help and get involved.  As well as sponsoring the campaign our staff are volunteering to wrap and deliver presents and I am sure many of them will be popping into town to get and tag and buy a gift.

As a mum I know how busy Christmas is, but also how exciting it is for the little ones and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help spread some Christmas magic this year.” added Joanne

Wish to help us?

Volunteers can also get involved by helping wrap the presents, or deliver the gifts to community hubs, and anyone wanting to help can contact Action Together.

For advice on how you can help or if you just need some friendly legal advice call us on 0161 785 3500 or email

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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Written by Joanne Ormston


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