🎄  Help us to make Christmas special  🎄

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Help us to make Christmas special

How can I get involved?

🌟 Stars for Future Stars 🌟

We have two free patterns (knit and crochet) to make small soft toys for the children of Future Stars, many of whom have never before received a gift.*
Simply click on the images below to download the pattern.
You can use any yarn and needle/hook. The completed size is not important.

Knit

Crochet

Bring your completed star to our event on November 10th.
Alternatively, you can post them to us: Chaffinch, 3 Spurr Court, York, YO24 3ND. If you are posting your star, you will find it much cheaper if you don’t stuff it. You are welcome to leave a gap in the seam and we will stuff it upon arrival. Please leave a yarn tail so we can close it up once stuffed.

Chaffinch Winter Raffle 2018

The raffle will be drawn at our November 10th event.
Tickets cost £1 each.

Prizes include:

A complete list of prizes will be available to view at the event on November 10th and will continue to be updated here until that date.

Responsible gaming

Chaffinch is committed to operating this raffle in a socially responsible way. If you, or someone you know, need information and/or help with problem gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit the Be Gamble Aware website.

Please read the terms and conditions applicable to this raffle.

Buy your tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase at the event on November 10th.
You can also purchase tickets here, which will be sent to your email address.
Deadline for online purchase of tickets is 6pm November 9th.

Buy Tickets Online
Responsible gaming

Chaffinch is committed to operating this raffle in a socially responsible way. If you, or someone you know, need information and/or help with problem gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit the Be Gamble Aware website.

Please read the terms and conditions applicable to this raffle.

Christmas Dinner at Future Stars

For most of the children who attend the centre, meat is rarely (if ever) on the menu. So, on Christmas Day, Chaffinch provides chicken and beef for a special Christmas Dinner. Add vegetables, chapati, juice, popcorn and plenty of delicious gravy and you’ve got yourself a celebration.

Of course, none of this comes without a cost and, in 2017, we spent:

  • £150 on chickens
  • £135 for 25kg of beef
  • £14 for milk
  • £30 for 25kg of rice
  • £15 for spices, onions, and tomatoes

In total, Christmas Dinner plus breakfast and snacks cost £550. With that, 120 children had a Christmas that would otherwise be just a dream.

Christmas at Future Stars

Since Chaffinch’s foundation, ensuring the children can celebrate Christmas has been very important. Daily life in the slum can be very difficult. A Christmas party allows the children to forget the challenges for a day and just have some fun.
Check out what happened at Future Stars last Christmas:

Christmas Donations

Whether you’d like to contribute toward the shipping costs for Christmas cards and soft toy stars, or make a donation for Christmas Dinner, every penny we raise will help to ensure the children of Future Stars can celebrate the day.

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Donation Total: £3.00

*One star will be gifted to each child attending Future Stars Development and Rescue Centre on Christmas Day 2018. Any remaining stars will be strung into bunting to decorate the centre at Christmas and beyond.

Thanks!

Thanks!

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