Just the ticket for a festive fun day out!

Coun Fred Jackson and Sandcastle manager John Child with some of the passes being donated to the Give A Little Campaign.

Coun Fred Jackson and Sandcastle manager John Child with some of the passes being donated to the Give A Little Campaign.

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A ticket to a fun day out is among the surprises some of Blackpool’s most underprivileged children will wake up to this Christmas morning.

For the Sandcastle Waterpark has donated 250 family passes to the Give A Little appeal which distributes donated gifts to youngsters who might otherwise go without.

Sandcastle manager John Child said: “We are very happy to support the appeal and hopefully put a smile on the faces of local children for Christmas.”

Residents are being urged to buy an extra Christmas present to donate to the campaign, which is now in its third year and is run by Blackpool Council in conjunction with The Gazette.

Coun Fred Jackson, who is leading the campaign with his wife Pamela, added: “The Sandcastle is a great supporter of the Give A Little campaign and we are always grateful for their generosity.

“These tickets will really help to make for a happier Christmas for hundreds of Blackpool families, who otherwise might go without.

“We are now a week into the campaign and also at the start of the Christmas shopping period. If anybody is going in to Blackpool to start their present buying soon, please buy one extra gift which can be donated to the campaign.”

People can donate until Monday, December 9 at Municipal buildings reception at Corporation Street; Progress House, Clifton Road; Layton Depot, Plymouth Road; the Solaris Centre, New South Promenade; the City Learning Centre, Bathurst Avenue; Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Road, and Blackpool Gazette offices, Avroe Crescent.

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