Operation Santa Fundraiser ‘Delivering Hope at Christmas’
with live music from…
Shaun Gambowl Walsh & The Plagiarists
“Psychedelic space punk to fuzzy political jabber rock. This rabble really digs ‘Avin it!’ Some say to redundancy. Some say pineapples to it all.” Reza Arabpour, Brum Radio
Jumping rock and roll, rockabilly and blues
‘Impeccably dressed, possessed with driving rhythm’
An eclectic neo-soul trio drawing influences from across genres of R&B, funk, jazz and pop.
Sammy Rogers & Taylor Reid
Getting the night off to a great start this duo performs a fun mix of mod, soul, indie and rock n roll classic covers.
+ Night Owl DJs
8 pm start, £5 advance ticket includes club night after / more on the door
Operation Santa sprung into existence in 2020 as a small community group with the aim of delivering hope to families and individuals in South Birmingham. Our aim is to provide personalised and thoughtful Christmas gifts and goodies to children who are known to established organisations and have long relationships in view of supporting them through crisis or long-term challenges. Operation Santa also provides volunteer opportunities for those who want to be involved and actively recruit ‘volunteer elves’ to fundraise, purchase and wrap gifts as well as help out at events.
Operation Santa’s focus is South Birmingham, including Druids Heath, Billesley, Warstock, Allens Croft, and Maypole. We support children 0-18, single parents and families in need. By working with established charitable organisations and community groups, we gain specific details about those we want to help; families are directly asked what they want to receive and, in the case of single-parent families – what the children would like to give their parents.
As well as personalised presents, where possible we also provide selection packs, family hampers and other smaller gifts, so the whole family have something to share and enjoy over the festive period. These families and individuals are living in or receiving support from an organisation based in South Birmingham. The vast majority of families and children supported live in rented accommodation, come from low-income households and are in receipt of some form of government benefit.
We hope our contributions and interventions via the established organisations bring joy to the children and families, relieve some pressure in buying presents at Christmas, and create happy childhood memories for the children involved.
Thank you for helping us to deliver hope this Christmas!