kmfm and Kent Reliance want to Make Someone's Christmas

by Lauren Abbott

Do you ever dream of making an amazing person's Christmas extra special?

Would you like the opportunity to give someone deserving an extra festive treat this year? Well now you can. The hugely successful kmfm campaign Make Someone's Christmas is back.

With the help of Kent Reliance, the team are spreading Christmas magic far and wide but the campaign, which was officially launched this week in the breakfast show with Garry and Laura, needs your help.

We need you to tell kmfm of deserving people - children or adults - who deserve an extra treat this year.

Has your friend or a family member spent the year helping you or others and you'd like the chance to repay their kindness?

Do you know someone who dedicates their time to fundraising for good causes and it's about time they were treated in return?

Maybe it's simply that your mum is always the one to cook Christmas dinner for the entire family and you feel she deserves a year off and to be taken out instead.

Whoever it is and for whatever the reason, the campaign needs to be told who they are, why they're deserving and how we can treat them this Christmas.

Maci Rayford and Santa teamed up last year to Make Someone's Christmas
Maci Rayford and Santa teamed up last year to Make Someone's Christmas

Last year among the nominees was Maci Rayford, who despite only being seven at the time, had dedicated her time and efforts to helping Kent's homeless community.

After considerable fundraising, she used the cash she had collected to buy sleeping bags and other essentials which were then donated to Canterbury charity Catching Lives.

You can see her Christmas surprise with kmfm's Rob Wills here:

To submit your nomination online, please visit the kmfm website

Listen to kmfm Drivetime with Rob Wills every evening, Monday to Friday between December 10 and 21 after 6pm to hear the surprise call backs to some of the nominees.

Make Someone's Christmas is not the only kmfm festive campaign you can get involved with this Christmas.

We are also, with the help of Skinners Sheds, collecting new toys to be given to children desperately in need of some Christmas magic this year.

kmfm's Christmas toy appeal
kmfm's Christmas toy appeal

The kmfm Street Teams are organising various collections across Kent and special Skinners Sheds are being places in locations across the county where gifts can be left.

The toys will be going to children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds and those living in poverty, those unable to claim benefits or who can't work and low income families where even paying for food and heating is a struggle never mind finding the funds for Christmas presents or treats.

Presenters Garry and Laura pictured with some of the toys collecting during the 2017 campaign
Presenters Garry and Laura pictured with some of the toys collecting during the 2017 campaign

There will also be gifts collected for children's wards in some of the county's hospitals where children face surgery, frequent outpatient appointments or lengthy stays in hospital and for social services teams where children have had to be brought into care.

To learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved with buying a present for a child in the county who you don't know, please click here.

Make Someone's Christmas with kmfm and Kent Reliance
Make Someone's Christmas with kmfm and Kent Reliance

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