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Personalised letter from santa. NSPCC
Personalised letter from santa. NSPCC

Personalised letter from santa. NSPCC

It's back!

Personalised letter from Santa through the NSPCC

All they ask for is a donation. I think £5 per letter is the recommended amount as that's what it shows when you go onto the website however I suppose you donate as much as you can afford.

They are really nice quality (or were last year) and you can choose the style you prefer for the background of the letter

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I love this as the nspcc is just such a great cause x thanks for the post op

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of £167,000, thanks you for your contribution.

As do the rest of them: nspcc.org.uk/fig…ay/

I'm surprised.

Who actually writes these letters though?

norfolkbroadslim

Who actually writes these letters though?



​read the original post... they're from Santa. nspcc must have his email account or something.

lockwoodisbored

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of … Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of £167,000, thanks you for your contribution.As do the rest of them: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/organisation-structure/how-your-money-is-spent/executive-pay/



Tbh that is very low for executive pay, even of any charity

Are the letters handwritten, how does this differ from the free royal mail service?

nedford

​read the original post... they're from Santa. nspcc must have his email a … ​read the original post... they're from Santa. nspcc must have his email account or something.



I read the original post, I just wasn't sure if it was Santa who wrote them himself, because he is very busy, or if the elves helped him out?
Edited by: "norfolkbroadslim" 6th Oct 2016

got them last year. they are typed . but you can personalise them. they are very nice

Thanks

I can't see where to do it from the website.

my mum does this for my boys every year. they are beautiful and a lovely keepsake....so much nicer than the royal mail ones. they can be personalised too.

going cost her £15 this year as I now have 3 kids so I fear we may be on royal mail freebies this time haha

thank you op it was my first time doing this last year and was very happy I got them for my 2 boys my mum and dad and my hubby they loved them

lockwoodisbored

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of … Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of £167,000, thanks you for your contribution.As do the rest of them: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/organisation-structure/how-your-money-is-spent/executive-pay/



how can he live of that?

I've had these for my children every year since my daughter was born 13 years ago they're absolutely beautiful.
They offer several themes for different age ranges and gender, they give allowances to include several personal facts about the child and along with the letter the envelope comes decorated too.
It says £5 but you can donate less if you wish however for such an amazing cause I think £5 is acceptable

thanks OP, anyone now the dates they are delivered? just ordered and dont say?

If you click this link it will bring you direct to the page guys: nspcc.org.uk/wha…ta/
Edited by: "AntC" 7th Oct 2016

catbeans

Tbh that is very low for executive pay, even of any charity



That may be true but the Prime Minister is *only* on £143k

catbeans

Are the letters handwritten, how does this differ from the free royal … Are the letters handwritten, how does this differ from the free royal mail service?



​main difference is you are giving money to a good charity

went to link and can't see the santa letter anywhere

type santa in search on the page

Used this for the last 2 years. Good quality letters, delivered mid December normally and nicely personalised. And of course, a worthwhile cause.

Original Poster

Agree with all the comments. I haven't had one of the Royal Mail ones but it's a worthy cause and the letters were lovely. I've started to do one for my littlw one as keepsakes. Not sure when they arrive but I think it was early December last year

It's a con. Impossible for Santa to actually write to everyone that pays. Do they think kids are stupid?!

gerry7230

​main difference is you are giving money to a good charity



You could get which is better and give money either way

this should be in freebies ;-) lol

lockwoodisbored

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of … Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of £167,000, thanks you for your contribution.As do the rest of them: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/organisation-structure/how-your-money-is-spent/executive-pay/



Fascinating

Peter Wanless Chief Executive £167,000Paul Farthing Director of … Peter Wanless Chief Executive £167,000Paul Farthing Director of Fundraising (left NSPCC April 2016) £133,000David Roberts Director of Corporate Services £129,000Sherry Malik Director of Services for Children and Families £127,000Philip Noyes Director of Services for Children and Families £106,080Alison Jeremy Director of Communications £108,000Siobhan Sheridan Director of People £108,000Peter Watt Director of National Services £107,000Lisa Harker Director of Strategy, Policy and Evidence (left NSPCC March 2016) £97,000Peter Liver Director of ChildLine Services (left NSPCC December 2015) £97,00045 other members of staff were paid over £60,000 during the period.



So if we say the 45 who are getting over £60k are getting 65k, then it works out the top 55 people in the company are giving themselves:
£4,104,080
of your charitable donations each year.

Do they report how much they get it total in donations? Would be interesting to see how much of the money they get in donations goes to the execs.

55 - that's a helluva lot of well paid jobs in one company...

lockwoodisbored

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of … Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC with an annual salary of £167,000, thanks you for your contribution.As do the rest of them: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/organisation-structure/how-your-money-is-spent/executive-pay/



​And your point? Yes it is a lot, but if the post paid £20k a year do you really think you'd get a suitable Chief Executive apply? Someone with the experience, dedication and knowledge to run a huge organisation?

And where did you originally find about about this? Why did it draw your attention? Let me guess, a tabloid newspaper? Yet another non story presented in such a way that you feel outraged so they sell papers.

If you have a sensible point to make about this then I'd love to hear it, rather than just regurgitating emotive headline from a red top rag.

evostick47

​And your point? Yes it is a lot, but if the post paid £20k a year do you … ​And your point? Yes it is a lot, but if the post paid £20k a year do you really think you'd get a suitable Chief Executive apply? Someone with the experience, dedication and knowledge to run a huge organisation? And where did you originally find about about this? Why did it draw your attention? Let me guess, a tabloid newspaper? Yet another non story presented in such a way that you feel outraged so they sell papers. If you have a sensible point to make about this then I'd love to hear it, rather than just regurgitating emotive headline from a red top rag.



Excuse me Mr Presumptions, but my interest was sparked from the original comment by lockwoodisbored - I don't read any of the red top rags. The exec salary of £167k doesn't seem very charitable, but the comment that "45 other members of staff were paid over £60,000 during the period" is mind boggling. I've worked for many extremely successful companies over the years and very very few people were getting paid over £60k a year.

You want me to make a "sensible point"? Okay. That's ONE HELL OF A SUCCESSFUL COMPANY if it has 55 people getting paid over £60k a year. But wait, they aren't "successful", they are funded by donations from the public. So how do they estimate how well they are performing and how much they deserve based on the fact they are given all their money, huh? Seems very shady.

According to charity comission:
beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/cha…d=0
they employ 1830 people.

So 1 in 33 of their staff are paid over £60k a year. That's one hell of a successful company, I don't know many companies that pay 1 in 33 over £60K a year. Considering all their money from charitable donations and government handouts (childline is partly government funded), how can they pay so many of their staff so richly? It doesn't seem right to me.

Now you make a sensible point Mr Presumption.

booooobbbbbbb

That may be true but the Prime Minister is *only* on £143k


Yeah but she only works 9 months a year, gets a free house and a fat expense account, as well as not actually having to perform well.

AntC

If you click this link it will bring you direct to the page guys: … If you click this link it will bring you direct to the page guys: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/make-a-donation/letter-from-santa/


I'm not sure why but even when I click that link I get taken to the home page, must be the way HUKD redirects or me being a bit overzealous with cookie control in my browser. Or something.

gerry7230

​main difference is you are giving money to a good charity


I'm not 100% convinced although I'm a regular supporter and have been for a long, long time, I give through payroll giving nowadays and gift aid it too, I find that preferable than contributing direct and being on their mailing list for their wooly emails. One time got an email stating that their mission in the upcoming years was to cut child abuse by fifty percent, I questioned how they'd arrived at 50% rather than 40, 60 or most logically 100%, I didn't even get the courtesy of a response. With payroll giving they're no worse off but I don't have to read the tripe they spout. Anybody signing up for these letters needs to be wary of tick boxes and make the right response or they'll go on the mailing list for their guff too.

In short, the aims of the charity are admirable, I'm just not convinced by their methods or thinking.
Edited by: "Gordinho" 7th Oct 2016

I thought this was derived in the post but once I paid it looks like you just download it and print it yourself!! Little bit annoyed

Original Poster

Last year they were posted... I hope they aren't just a download that will be rubbish

So disappointed I've just ordered 2 for my girls, I've just received an email telling me to print them out, I thought these would have been delivered!!!!

mummie2jessica

So disappointed I've just ordered 2 for my girls, I've just received an … So disappointed I've just ordered 2 for my girls, I've just received an email telling me to print them out, I thought these would have been delivered!!!!



They come in the post early December - I did this last year for my two and they were really good. I think they just give you the option to print them or download them as well, in case you or your kids can't wait, or the dog eats them when they arrive or whatever!

Can anyone who has ordered clarify if these will be posted or just for you to download and print. Want to get one for our little boy but can't decide between this one or RM.
Want it to be the best quality possible, else I may as well just make one myself to get the quality I want then donate separately to nspcc.

Original Poster

Just an update they are posted on 16th Dec
nspcc.org.uk/ter…ns/

marcellas14

Just an update they are posted on 16th Dec … Just an update they are posted on 16th Dec https://www.nspcc.org.uk/terms-conditions/letter-from-santa-questions/


Where does it say that? All I can find is a part that says if you want them before Christmas then order no later than the 16th December

Original Poster

princesslm

Where does it say that? All I can find is a part that says if you want … Where does it say that? All I can find is a part that says if you want them before Christmas then order no later than the 16th December



I've had an email today to say mines on its way. It says it on tha link when they should be out by and that you can also print it
Edited by: "YellowStar14" 6th Dec 2016
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