THE Guardian and Northwich business MBL are backing the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust Christmas appeal.

CAFT’s first ever ‘selection box appeal’ aims to bring chocolatey smiles to the faces of hundreds of ill, disabled or disadvantaged children this Christmas.

Between Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, December 19 they will be providing parties for in the region of 1,200 children, every one of which will leave with arms full of gifts and treats – including a selection box.

After festive fun and a Christmas dinner at the charity’s Millington base, the children will meet Santa in his grotto and leave with a sack full of carefully matched presents. They desperately need 1,200 selection boxes so that every child goes away happy after their day at the festive farm.

Selection boxes can be dropped off at MBL in the Bull Ring, Monday to Thursday, and will be collected until Friday, December 14.

Helen Crowther from the charity said: “Each year we bring the fun of Christmas into the lives of children who sadly don’t enjoy the festivities as all children should.

"We do everything in our power to ensure that they experience all of the fun and joy that Christmas can bring, and an important part of that is their visit to Santa and the sweet treats they can take home with them.

"We’re so grateful to the Northwich Guardian for supporting this appeal, and to our friends at MBL for their help.”

For further information about the Adventure Farm’s Christmas Parties and the Selection Box Appeal, call Helen at CAFT on 01565 830053.