Residents urged to support Sheffield charity on social media before Christmas campaign draws to a close

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Supporters of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity are being asked to make some social media noise before the end the day as part of a seasonal campaign.

Local Starbucks store partners nominated the children’s hospital charity as one their favourite causes to benefit from the company’s Christmas campaign this year.

Charities taking part in the #neighbourlynoise campaign will receive donations of £500 or £1,000 depending on the level of online support for their cause.

As a result, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity supporters are asked to tweet or to visit neighbourly.com to share details of the charity project to help them achieve a higher donation.

And with #neighbourlynoise drawing to a close, local people have just a matter of hours left to have their say.

Simon Redfern, Starbucks communications director, said: “Our local store partners are passionate about the charities and local community projects they support and our Christmas campaign has this at its heart. Since we were founded we’ve sought to be a force for positive action in the communities we serve and working with neighbourly.com will enable us to provide more support where it’s most needed.”

Nick Davies, founder of neighbourly.com, a social network connecting small charities with companies wanting to make a difference, said: “Most companies would do more locally if only they knew where to start.

“Starbucks has been quick to recognise the value of a platform that helps them listen to the wishes of customers and colleagues at a store level. By focusing their support to where it’s needed most, neighbourly is helping Starbucks do even more for the communities they serve.”