“Father Christmas is Coming – Guaranteed!


16th of December, 2010 Bookmark and Share
“There are children in Rhondda who are at risk of not being visited by Father Christmas this year. These children are not helped by any other appeal. Will you help?”

This was the appeal made by Rhondda Cynon Taf to “Help Prove to Children that Father Christmas Does Exist”. The answer from Carlyle Finance was a firm – Yes!

The appeal fell upon the ears of the Community Team at Carlyle Finance, who were delighted to help the appeal. Cardiff based Carlyle Finance work throughout the year providing time and money to support local good causes and thought that Father Christmas might like a little extra help!

Sadly in the Rhondda County Borough Council area alone, the Council had identified 1200 young people aged from 3 months to 16 years who are at risk of not being visited by Father Christmas this year. As a result of the efforts and generosity of the team at Team Carlyle, eighty children will now receive a lovely gift.

Every Friday, Carlyle Finance has a dress down day wherein each member of the office staff pays £1 to wear casual clothes. The amount raised on these days is matched by the company. With in excess of £1700 available and the first name and age of eighty children, the team led by Vicky Evans and Wendy Matthews has worked to select and deliver presents to the Council for each one, Wendy reflects:

“It is too easy to forget that, in our own communities, there are children who will not receive a gift at Christmas. This has been a wonderful way of ensuring some children will not be left empty-handed this Christmas. Whilst we will never meet the children, this has been a very personal effort for everyone at Team Carlyle, selecting each present has meant that we have all been engaged in helping to make someone’s Christmas a little happier”.


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Editorial Notes
Carlyle Finance Background
Carlyle Finance, which has been operating for over 30 years is part of WesBank, South Africa’s largest financer of cars, itself part of FirstRand Bank Limited.

Carlyle Finance provides a full portfolio of finance products and services including car stocking facilities, relying exclusively upon motor retailers for its sales.
Graham Filmer
PR contact for Carlyle Finance