Kirklees Cares Christmas Campaign launches

Our refuse collectors are here to help Santa save Christmas again, this year they’re asking you to help make Christmas less rubbish by calling someone you love!

Kirklees Cares

We have launched our very own mini- Christmas film, aimed at bringing joy to the most Grinch like of residents. There are also four reindeer-led Jinglewagons this year, helping Santa spread his message that Kirklees Cares.

Christmas isn’t going to be the same this year, and for some people it will be particularly difficult which is why we are committed to getting people to show they care by calling a loved one.

In these uncertain times, a small act of kindness can go a long way, something as simple as a text or phone call can have a big impact. So we want you to spread a little love and get in touch with friends and family that you might not be able to see in person this Christmas.

Cllr Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Greener Kirklees said:

“The covid-19 pandemic has increased feelings of anxiety, loneliness and depression in many of us. The darker days and bad weather that accompany this time of year can often make these feelings worse, which is why we’re encouraging you to check-in with family and friends.

Throughout the pandemic I have been blown away by the generous and caring actions of ordinary people to help others, so I know you will step up to this challenge.

Following the overwhelming support we had for last year’s gift giving campaign, this year we are also asking anyone who has some spare change to consider donating it to the current Mayor’s charity – the Samaritans, because whilst your call might make someone’s day, a call made to the Samaritans could change someone’s life.”

More information 

Find out more about Christmas in Kirklees.

The Samaritans are dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. The charity runs almost entirely with the support of volunteers, offering help to those in need, 24/7 – before, during and after a crisis.

If you need someone to talk to, you can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour service by calling 116 123.