Operation Elf

Bringing the spirit of Christmas to those in need

Christmas can be a really hard time of year, for some it echos their loneliness,  for others it is the financial pressures to provide. That is where as a community we can come together to make it all a little bit better by spreading the spirit of Christmas. 


We're in our 6th year now of providing Christmas magic across Basildon Borough. Operation Elf has grown year-on-year, and this year will be no exception. We have our Christmas Bizaar on the 4th of December in HAPPY Hub: Basildon. The Secret Santa tag appeal, where you can buy a gift a we will deliver it to a nominated child or adult. Our popular 'Are You Okay?' campaign is back with our partners Basildon Council. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our amazing raffle. And finally, we are providing a Christmas dinner for 40 people who would not have shared a Christmas meal together. 

We hear you, we know you want to get involved, and there are many ways to make a difference. You can write a meaningful card or letter for our 'Are You Okay' campaign. You can buy a present for a child or adult, so we can pass it on for our secret Santa appeal. You could sponsor a Christmas dinner for £15. What about donating a gift towards our raflle, or why notbuy a ticket. The choice is yours. If your local and it's easier pop into HAPPY Hub: Basildon please do. Alternatively, you can make a donation online and leave a note where you would like your donation togo, for example Xmas dinner or adult gift. We will then do the rest. 


If you would like to nominate someone, complete the form below with information stating why you nominate them and how we might be able to help. Please note, we do absolutely everthing we can, but it is not always possible to grant all wishes as some years we are overwhlemed with requests for christmas dinners and gifts. We work on a first come, first served basis. However, everyone nominated will at the very least recieve a card/letter. If you would like anymore information, please call 01268 520 785. 

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