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PUBLISHED: 11:55 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:48 24 August 2010

Well pleased: Welcare workers

Well pleased: Welcare workers

THE Times is offering readers a once in a lifetime chance for the perfect Christmas present at a ridiculous price and all in the name of charity. Times snapper Carmen Klammer is offering her services for free and giving readers the chance to get a profess

THE Times is offering readers a once in a lifetime chance for the perfect Christmas present at a ridiculous price and all in the name of charity.

Times snapper Carmen Klammer is offering her services for free and giving readers the chance to get a professional family portrait done for as little as £11.

Readers wishing to take advantage will pay either £10 for a 10 minute shoot, £15 for a 15 minute shoot or £20 for a 20 minute shoot and can then buy prints online for as little as £1.

Using photobox.co.uk those taking advantage of this fantastic offer can also order mouse mats, t-shirts or large prints of their photos.

All profits from the day will go to the Welcare Community Projects.

We will be there from 11am to 3pm and can take bookings for the best time to suit you.

Early Christmas joy for charity centre

By Alex Wellman

A LITTLE bit of Christmas came early for a charity after a big-hearted toy company read about their plight in the Times.

Welcare Community Projects, in the Accord Centre, 292 - 294 Kilburn High Road, had asked people to help them by donating new toys, games and furniture to help young people feel more at ease.

The charity, which has been in the High Road for 12 years, offers supervised and assessed contact for families experiencing breakdown or divorce through trauma, violence, drug, sexual, physical or emotional abuse or mental health problems.

Sadly, a number of their toys, games and furniture were so outdated or broken that they had to throw lots away and are now left with a huge gap.

Children's toy company BrightMinds read the piece and decided to help out by donating a new dolls house worth £100.

Alison Quill, founder and managing director, BrightMinds said: "I wanted to help out this charity as I feel that The Accord Centre brings normality to childrens' lives that through no fault of their own need stability."

Jackie Perrin, centre manager, said: "This is fantastic and a beautiful gift the children will get a lot of use out of.

"It really is a much appreciated donation and the children will get so much out of it so a big thank you to BrightMinds. Toys and games are so important to us as they help children and estranged parents to build a relationship through play.

"From building that relationship they will hopefully be able to have a life-long sustainable relationship."

For more information on BrightMinds and all their products visit www.brightminds.co.uk or call 0844 41 222 50.


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