BLÁTHNAID QUINN explains
It is proposed this year again that we have a Reverse Santa for the children. Santa will arrive, as ever, in full regalia on 16 December but instead of giving each child a personalised gift, each family group, and members of the congregation are asked to consider donating an unwrapped new gift suitable for a deserving child for the Forth Radio Cash for Kids Christmas Toy Appeal. (I need to have these gifts by 9 December. Please see below for further details).
Gifts can be donated from Sunday 4 November at a collection point in the church. They will be taken away by me for donation to the Forth Radio Cash for Kids Christmas Toy Appeal on Sunday 9 December. Please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Santa Claus will arrive, as usual, on Sunday 16 December, and will have small gifts for the children.
In order that we have an idea of how many children will be attending the Christmas service on Sunday 16 December, please will parents be kind enough to email email@example.com with numbers of children and their ages.