People are being invited to support a festive appeal to make it a Christmas to remember for the city’s young care leavers.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Reach Leaving Care Team has launched its Amazon Wish List and is inviting people to make a donation to help buy much needed Christmas gifts for care leavers.

The Reach Leaving Care Team supports over 400 young people across the city and want to make sure each and every young person has a gift from the council, their Corporate Parent, on Christmas Day.

The Amazon Wish List has been developed in conjunction with care leavers and includes a range of gifts including chocolates, wellbeing gift sets and children’s toys for people to choose from. 

To get involved, people simply need to visit the Amazon Wish List and purchase the item that they wish to donate. The Reach Leaving Care Team will then wrap them up and deliver them to the young people in time for Christmas.

Alongside the Amazon Wish List, the Reach Team will also be hosting a physical collection point where people can physically donate items of festive food, chocolate or gifts should you wish to do so. This will be at The Oasis Hub, 73 to 75 Willenhall Road, WV1 2HW, Monday to Friday, 1 to 6pm, until next Thursday, 14 December, 2022.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “Every year the council works with partners to provide, as their Corporate Parent, our care leavers with something special at Christmas, whether that's a hot meal, a selection box or a gift.

"This year we want to go bigger, and so we're asking people to support this year's appeal and make it a Christmas to remember for our care leavers if they possibly can.

"We know that times are tough, and that the cost of living crisis is leaving people with less disposable income as they may like but, if you are able to buy a gift from the Wish List or donate some festive food and drink, I know it will be greatly appreciated, not just by the Reach Leaving Care Team but of course by the young people themselves."