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Don't delay and get your Santa letters as soon as possible

Hi Sunshine News readers

We hope all is well with you and your loved ones. The team here at The Chronicle Sunshine Fund would like to say a special thank you to Santa for writing last week’s column and giving us a much earned rest. Since The Big Man told you all about our Letters from Santa initiative, we have been inundated with requests for Santa to write to your little (And not so little!) ones. Just to remind you all, our cut off for Letters from Santa will be 14th December (Because even St Nick has to abide by Royal Mails Christmas postage time table) so please don't delay, head over to our website for full details.

This week we have been working with our good friends at Barclays on something really special! The Barclays Business North East and Cumbria team are swapping their suits for snow boots (Kind of) and trekking the equivalent from their Newcastle Quayside office to Lapland which is approximately 2410 miles to raise funds for us. They will set off on 28th November and each member of the team will share 6 million steps walking locally both in and outdoors to collectively complete this mammoth journey. They will take photos as they go to share with us so please keep your eye on our social media channels so you can check in on them.

Rachel Bell, Area Business Manager Newcastle, Northumberland and Teesside at Barclays and our very own The Chronicle Sunshine Fund Trustee said

"As Trustee of The Chronicle Sunshine Fund and a member of Barclays staff it is great that we can raise much needed funds for the charity and support Barclays colleagues well-being at the same time by getting out and walking individually to achieve our goal. I am extremely passionate about the charity and the amazing work the team do to help families in our region and would like to thank everyone in advance of their donations.”

You can support Team Barclays and help us make a difference to local lives this festive season by sponsoring them on the following link:

We would also like to say a huge thank you to our friends at Costain for their donation of a brand new printer and iPhone! As you know we are currently working remotely so these items will enable us to keep in touch with families and process application paperwork in our kitchens!

Have you got your Christmas knits handy? Barclays will also be joining corporate teams, community groups, schools and individuals from all over the North East in this year’s Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December. Don t forget to share your photos with us by tagging us on social media.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..