A Lincolnshire charity helping children and teenagers affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse is fundraising this Christmas.
Lincolnshire Action Trust is asking people to make a donation in support of its Young Oasis programme for which funding from Lincolnshire County Council’s Carers Service ended in June.
The county council decided not too continue supporting people under the age of 18, despite Young Oasis providing support to more than 100 young people aged five to 18 years in the last 12 months alone.
Alison Goddard, chief executive officer of Lincolnshire Action Trust, said: ““Following the cuts to funding, we are relying on people to dig deep this festive period and help us support children in their neighbourhood who need help now and in the coming years.
“For most families, Christmas is a magical time.
“But for children and young people dealing with parents who misuse substances, it can be a time of acute uncertainty and anguish.
For most families, Christmas is a magical time - but for children and young people dealing with parents who misuse substances, it can be a time of acute uncertainty and anguishAlison Goddard, chief executive officer of Lincolnshire Action Trust
“This festive season we are asking our supporters to consider donating to our Young Oasis campaign instead of sending Christmas cards or presents.
“A donation of even a few pounds can have a huge impact on the lives of those children within our communities who are dealing with very difficult situations, especially at Christmas time.”
To donate to the Young Oasis programme, text YOAS01 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070, for example ‘YOAS01 £10’.