Reverse Advent Calendar 2019

Reverse Advent Calendar is a simple way to make a big difference in your local community this Christmas. Last year you generous lot donated an amazing £12,000 worth of gifts as part of our Reverse Advent Calendar appeal!

Want to get involved with Reverse Advent Calendar this year? Please check out our Reverse Advent Calendar 2019 wish list. We’ll be running the appeal throughout October, November and December to give us plenty of time to process  your wonderful donations and distribute them to the people we support before Christmas. If possible, please drop off your donation by midday on Friday 13th December to give us plenty of time to get your gift to the person receiving it.

We support men and women across the North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Check the list below to find out which of our projects can accept donation drop-offs. Our standard list of items are in need at most of our projects but some might be in need of specific items, so it’s best to check before you start to collect.

If you’d prefer to make a cash donation to Changing Lives this Christmas, please click here.

Changing Lives drop-off points:

North East

Address: Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Open hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm

York

Address: Changing Lives, Union Terrace, York, YO31 7ES. 

Doncaster

Address: Changing Lives, 2-5 Princes Street, Doncaster, DN1 3NJ. Open hours: 9am – 3pm (accepts toys and games for children of all ages)

Liverpool

Address: Changing Lives, Red Umbrella. Please ring ahead to arrange a suitable drop-off date/time – 0151 709 9801. 

Nottingham

Address: Changing Lives, The Renewal Trust Business Centre, 3 Hawksworth Street, Nottingham, NG3 2EG (women’s items only). Please ring ahead to arrange a suitable drop-off date/time – 0115 958  7409.

If a project near you isn’t listed and you’d like to make a donation please get in touch with us at fundraising@changing-lives.org.uk or 0191 256 2918.

Barratt Developments North East

This Christmas we’re delighted to be partnering with housebuilder Barratt Developments North East, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, who will be collecting Reverse Advent Calendar donations from Friday 1st November to Friday 13th December.

You can drop Reverse Advent Calendar donations off at the following Barratt Developments:

Bedewell Court

Address: Barratt Homes, Adair Way, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, NE31 2HQ. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Berry Edge

Address: Barratt Homes, Genesis Way, Consett, Durham, DH8 5XP. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Blossom Park

Address: Barratt Homes, Hebron Avenue, Pegswood, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6RJ. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Burton Woods

Address: Barratt Homes, Whitworth Road, Spennymoor, Durham, DL16 7QF. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Cherry Tree Park

Address: Barratt Homes & David Wilson Homes, St Benedict’s Way, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0NY.  Open hours: Monday- Friday 8am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday 8am – 8pm.

City Edge

Address: Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Elba Park

Address: David Wilson Homes, Chester Road, Houghton le Spring, Durham, DH4 6GN. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Grey Towers Village

Address: David Wilson Homes, Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0PW. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Jubilee Gardens

Address: Barratt Homes, Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS20 2BG. Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Leven Woods

Address: Barratt Homes, Green Lane, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15 9EQ. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Merrington Park

Address: Barratt Homes, Vyners Close, Spennymoor, Durham, DL16 7RS. Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

North Gosforth Park

Address: Barratt Homes, Rydal Terrace, North Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6PS. Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

South Fields

Address: Barratt Homes, Stobhill, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6BS. Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Teal Park Farm

Address: Barratt Homes, Barmston Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8BB. Barratt Homes, Firfield Road, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 3HU. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

The Drive

Address: David Wilson Homes, South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

The Grove

Address: David Wilson Homes, Hanzard Drive, Wynyard, Billingham, Cleveland, TS 22 5FD. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Woodland Rise

Address: David Wilson Homes, Corbridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 2PG. Open hours: Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday closed, Thursday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm.

What do I need to do?

It’s easy to create your Reverse Advent Calendar and help change lives!

1. Double check whether your local project has any specific needs that differ from our gift wish list, e.g. men’s items only

2. Grab a box – any box will do – and pop in an item from the wish list every day for a month (new items only please)

3. Drop it off at one of the drop-off points listed above by the Friday 13th December – or as soon as possible

Thank you! 

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