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The Sun’s Christmas appeal

In December 2017, the Sun’s Smiles At Christmas campaign raised over £29,000 in cash plus toys to share with children with cancer. 

This year, we’re working with the Sun On Sunday for a Christmas toy appeal, click the link to find out more about how you can get involved.

The Sun ad

Through its Smiles at Christmas appeal, the Sun newspaper asked its readers to donate money and toys to put a smile on the faces of those children that need it most.

Our CEO Cliff O’Gorman said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Sun readers and the companies who have donated toys.
These special gifts have allowed us to surprise and delight the children who are fighting cancer this Christmas. It’s a wonderful gesture.”

The stories the Sun published

Bella-Rose helped to launch the Sun’s Smiles At Christmas campaign, while spending time in hospital. But a delivery of toys brought a smile to her face. Read the Sun’s story below about Bella-Rose

Bella-Rose wants to be home for Christmas this year

Some of the other stories that appeared can be found below:

On behalf of the children and their families, thank you to the Sun, the Sun readers and the companies who donated toys.

Charlie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma and the tumour was removed on 5th of the 5th 2005 – a date I will always remember.