Advent Calendars Appeal to Support Local Children


Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training is supporting an advent calendar appeal for Coventry children who are living in hostels, domestic violence units, and temporary accommodation.

According to Child Poverty Action Group, a UK charity that works to alleviate poverty and social exclusion, there are  4.2 million children living in poverty in the UK which is 30% of children or nine in a classroom of 30. The Government has focused on making work pay, but statistics show that 72% of children growing up in poverty live in a household where at least one person is in employment.

Commenting on appeal, Sarah Williams, a Training Manager at Chamber Training said: “For a number of years, we have been collecting advent calendars for children in poverty across Coventry with great success. Last year we managed to collect over 50 advent calendars, so we would love the match or beat that number this year.

“The advent calendars will be hand-delivered around Coventry to lots of children who are living in poverty. We are delighted to help them with these donations and each calendar will make so many children happy.”

To find out more, contact Sarah Williams at Chamber Training on 024 7623 1122 or


Shown are members of the Chamber Training team with a few of the advent calendars collected.