Festive News In Brief: Dig deep to give a happy Christmas

The Star-backed Cash for Kids Mission Christmas – run in partnership with Hallam FM and Magic AM – needs your help to ensure Santa stops at every child’s house this festive season.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys are wanted for less fortunate children.

Samantha Travis, Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “We want to thank everyone involved so far.”

n Visit www.hallamfm.co.uk to get involved and view a list of gift drop-off points.

Nominate a child

NOMINATE a needy child at Christmas

The Star has teamed up with good cause Help A Child Have A Chance for the 12 Days of Christmas appeal, which offers grants for those who are vulnerable or in need of funding.

* Nominate by emailing 12daysofchristmas@helpachildhaveachance.co.uk including as much information as possible about the nominee, along with name, address and contact details.

Market thanks

ORGANISERS of Lowedges Christmas Market have thanked visitors for supporting a food bank with donations during the event.

The market, held on Sunday by Greenhill and Bradway Tenants’ and Residents’ Association, attracted hundreds of people and featured entertainment including carols by Dronfield Brass Band.

Magazine website

Looking for Christmas food, shopping and fun ideas?

* Visit The Star’s new Christmas magazine site at www.thestar.co.uk/christmas.