Home and garden retailer wilko is launching a nationwide search for six deserving individuals to win their entire Christmas, including presents, for free, as a thank you for their hard work throughout the unsettled period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The six winners of the business’ Bring Home Christmas competition will each receive a tailored prize package worth £3,000, complete with everything from decorations to dinnerware, pressies to pet toys, giftwrap to Christmas day goodies and all of the essentials in-between that are needed for a successful festive celebration. They’ll even receive a whole host of festive food and even £500 worth of wilko gift vouchers for anything else on their family’s Christmas lists this year.
All of the items will be delivered and wilko’s team of festive helpers will even install all of the decorations.
In particular, the retailer is keen for the winners to reflect the work of its Together for Families charity programme partners - and three of the six winners will be selected by these good causes, comprising Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust.
To enter, simply send a short email to [email protected], listing why someone in your area or life deserves an extra special Christmas. Please also include:
- The person’s name, age and location
- Whether the amazing work they undertook was paid or unpaid
- If they're related in any way, contribute to or directly benefit from the services provided a wilko charity partner Alzheimer's Society, Save the Children or Teenage Cancer Trust
- And anything else that made them a standout figure throughout the pandemic
When it comes to reasons for the nomination, It could be that the person worked tirelessly as an unpaid carer for a family member with dementia, dished up and provided school dinners for low income families, remained positive in the face of adversity on a cancer ward - or anything else that made a real impact for local communities, a family or even one person in real need. Whatever the good work, be it professional or voluntary, front line or from home, wilko wants to hear about it.
Jerome Saint-Marc, CEO at wilko, comments: "We’re so excited to work alongside our Together for Families charity partners to get started on spreading some festive cheer for six hardworking people who went above and beyond to be helpful during the pandemic, which has touched everyone’s lives but particularly impacted upon those whose working or personal lives were already incredibly challenging.
“We can’t wait to bring Christmas home for our winners, helping them to tick off every festive job they have as well as delivering a few little surprises. We fully expect to hear inspiring and heartwarming stories from communities nationwide and I’m sure whittling the entries down to six incredible individuals will be a hard task; myself and our partners at Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust can’t wait to start reading the nation’s nominations.”
wilko’s Bring Christmas Home competitions runs from 8th November 2021 until 24th November 2021; please visit www.wilko.com/bring-christmas-home for a full list of competition terms and conditions.
For more information on wilko’s Christmas products or to shop online, please visit wilko.com.
About wilko’s Together for Families programme
Together for Families was established by wilko in 2018 to support households across the UK when they need it most and to tackle some of the key social issues often faced by hard-working families in their everyday lives.
Through the partnership, wilko team members have taken part in a range of fun fundraising activities, from dressing up and sponsored walks to bake-offs and body waxing. Together with customer support, over £2million has been raised. The charities and their work, which wilko will reflect via three of its Bring Christmas Home winners, comprise:
- Alzheimer’s Society; Christmas can be a challenging and isolating time for people affected by dementia and the charity often sees an increased demand for its services after people notice changes in loved ones over the festive period. All year round, Alzheimer’s provides confidential support, help and advice to those affected by dementia
- Save the Children work to unite families and schools, ensuring the UK's poorest children get the help they need to learn, play and thrive. When they’re safe, well and happy, children see the wonder in everything, their imagination and spirit is what makes Christmas so magical. Save the Children is working to support families so that even more children are able to see the magic this Christmas, because all children deserve the best start in life
- Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to ensuring no young person faces cancer alone by providing specialist nursing support. This Christmas, teenage cancer trust will be there for young people with things that can’t be gift-wrapped. Things like expert care and reassurance from our nurses; time for young people to talk through worries with our amazing Youth Support Coordinators; or the sense of community when we bring young people with cancer together.
To learn more about the shared activity and individual Christmas campaigns of wilko’s Together for Families charity partners, Alzheimers Society, Save The Children and Teenage Cancer Trust, please click here.