Personalised letter from Santa free @ NSPCC (donations accepted - £5 suggested)
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Personalised letter from Santa free @ NSPCC (donations accepted - £5 suggested)

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Found 30th Sep 2014
The suggested donation is £5 for this one but you can donate less of course (or more!)
As most folk with little ones will be ordering these online, maybe a good idea to get it from here?

There's 8 to choose from, very easy to do and all letters will be posted between Monday 17 November and Friday 19 December 2014.

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Voted hot and here is the direct link, as the deal link is not working:

christmas.nspcc.org.uk/santa

Also, I really hope people donate at least £5 the NSPCC has suggested. It costs the NSPCC admin and postage fees for the letter, so if they would like a minimum of £5, then people should do so.

I hate people who are just going to donate 50p/£1 or whatever, and thinks it's acceptable. It's not, and they should be ashamed of themselves. If you want to give a tiny donation, that's fine, but then leave the letter this time around.

Lovely, well done for posting! Hope they raise lots of money for less fortunate children this Christmas.

Just ordered a letter for my son. He's 12. Maha

Well it shouldn't be in freebies.
I can't afford it.

If you use this service please donate other wise you will be taking money out this charity as they pay for the cost and you could end up on the naughty list.

Ordered 2 both for free! You dont have to contribute anything! I might order more later. Hot deal!

I got one last Christmas for my Great Nephew. It was worth the £10 donation to see the look on his face. This year I have another Great Nephew so I will probably get two but donate a fiver for each one. Thanks to karri123 and Transformers for the link.

nice heat

...or knock up a letter with some clipart on a printer and donate to charity....? Would then save the NSPCC - or WWF if you prefer to donate to more vulnerable sentient beings, even more money.

Kids need protecting a great deal specially after the famous cases in the recent times exploiting the venerable kids....

NSPCC does a great job...

This shouldn't be in freebies otherwise people are going to use it as a freebie at a cost to the charity.

People are actually bragging about ordering them for free! Some people have no shame

I would never order these for free. Shameful if you didn't donate something!

Just ordered mine, perfect keepsake for baby's 1st Christmas. Add your email and they will remind you ever year.
Obviously I donated as well. Can't believe some people are doing it for free, even a £1 is better then nothing for charity! Come on guys!

Thanks ordered mine including the £5 donation how could u not!

The poor old NSPCC sat in a large office doing very little.

Banned

Look out for this years Santas letter service from The Entertainer, it's completely free for everyone!

in 2013 Andrew Flanagan, the NSPCC’s chief executive, saw his pay increase from £160,000 to £170,000, while the number of staff on more than £60,000 jumped from 31 to 49. come on pay the £5 his pay has been frozen for 2014 they need every penny

Ordered fab sons going to love it and donated the £5 aswell

Ordered another one can't complain for free! No donation made at all and three letters coming superb!

Ordered mine can't wait to see kids faces....... I did leave a donation but it can be done for free! Seen some people getting on at others for not leaving a donation? What if it's these people who cannot afford it and this is a huge thing for their kids at Christmas. You don't always know someones situation from a comment.

thanks! my little girl will love this.

Thank you lovely letter. You do feel better donating though ...well I do x

Done, thanks

Ordered 3 . Can't afford £5 per letter but donated £10.

ordered from them before and they are lovely.

I would be careful with giving NSPCC a 'one off' donation.

I done one for £5 by text as an Christmas appeal 2 years ago but they carried on taking money out of my account for months until I noticed.
I then cancelled the direct debit that was set up by them straight out of my account even though donation was by text!
and then had numerous phone calls from them, no message left but I googled their number.

I don't have a problem with a charity donation but not without me asking!

Ordered the kids their letters and donated too :-)

thanks for posting OP. It does belong in the freebies section, as the website does clearly state that they letters can be had for free... although it does point out in red that doing so will cost the charity 80p per letter in printing / admin costs.
ordering without donating online works - confirmed that... I will however put the money in their box - I don't do online charity giving. I like the physical act of giving it.

ordered donated why not hahaha

Great idea and only people with no conscience wouldn't donate!. Disgusting of them.

i donated what I could. I would not order as a free item. it all helps a good cause.

I ordered them for my 5 kids, my partner, my 13 grandchildren, my nieces and nephews (another 9), and their 21 children, and all for FREE.

If they dont want you doing it for free then charge something, if not than everyone needs to keep their mouths shut and mind their own business.

Does their chief exec worry he is taking £170,000 out of the charity coffers each year, heck no.

Bring on more freebees. I have no shame when it comes to them

joe45

I ordered them for my 5 kids, my partner, my 13 grandchildren, my nieces … I ordered them for my 5 kids, my partner, my 13 grandchildren, my nieces and nephews (another 9), and their 21 children, and all for FREE. If they dont want you doing it for free then charge something, if not than everyone needs to keep their mouths shut and mind their own business.Does their chief exec worry he is taking £170,000 out of the charity coffers each year, heck no. Bring on more freebees. I have no shame when it comes to them


Disgusting

As the project manager for Letter from Santa at the NSPCC, I have noticed that a large number of people using this site are requesting letters without making a donation.

The NSPCC incurs costs for the printing and postage of each letter, hence the suggested donation of £5 to cover these costs and raise vital funds. We rely on public donations for over 90% of our income, and the money raised through Letter from Santa is vital in helping us protect children here in the UK at Christmas and all year round through our projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people. To help put this into perspective, every £5 raised through Letter from Santa could ensure that when a child needs help, ChildLine is there to answer their call.

For more information on Letter from Santa and the work of the NSPCC please visit nspcc.org.uk/santa

Thank you for your support.

AmyNSPCC

As the project manager for Letter from Santa at the NSPCC, I have noticed … As the project manager for Letter from Santa at the NSPCC, I have noticed that a large number of people using this site are requesting letters without making a donation. The NSPCC incurs costs for the printing and postage of each letter, hence the suggested donation of £5 to cover these costs and raise vital funds. We rely on public donations for over 90% of our income, and the money raised through Letter from Santa is vital in helping us protect children here in the UK at Christmas and all year round through our projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people. To help put this into perspective, every £5 raised through Letter from Santa could ensure that when a child needs help, ChildLine is there to answer their call. For more information on Letter from Santa and the work of the NSPCC please visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/santa Thank you for your support.



I have just requested a letter through your website and donated the suggested £5. I can't believe people are requesting these letters without even donating at least £1 to cover the cost of printing and posting the letter and really do feel that you should be charging as these selfish people not donating anything are taking advantage, and for those genuine people like myself who are donating it would be nice if we knew our donations were going to help children in need and not going towards the cost of the letters for those who are too selfish to donate

Never seen this before but what a fab idea, i've ordered 2 and of course donated £10

How about if you donate £5 every month through DD?. Can you order for free then

Stop bashing each other, hating someone because they leave a lower donation, is more shameful (transformers)!! Some ppl have very little money and just want to do something nice for their children. The £5 is a suggestion not a rule.I'm sure the majority want to help children, but guilt tripping is not the way. Happy Xmas all.

Morally, this is repugnant. Shouldn't be listed as a freebie. Bl**dy cheapskates!
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