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The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund

The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund has a long and successful history. For over a century, the Fund has been encouraging the spirit of goodwill over the festive season. The objective of the Fund is to collect donations that are distributed to children in institutions or places of safety and care, the aged, the poor, sick and the disabled.  Through contributions to charities that support these groups, the Fund aims to spread cheer during the Christmas season.

The Christmas Cheer Fund is Nelson Mandela Bay’s premier charity as every cent which the fund receives is allocated to the selected organisations and charities.  All administration costs incurred by the Fund are borne by The Herald and no money is taken from the donations received.

The charities which receive contributions from the funds collected are required to report back to the Christmas Cheer Fund by mid-January each year on how the funds allocated to them were spent.  This allows the Christmas Cheer Fund to determine the number of people who benefitted from the donations.  In 2019 R135 000.00 was donated to over 35 charities who were able to experience a merrier Christmas thanks to donations made by generous individuals and corporate organisations.

The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund is run with integrity and the sole focus is to bring joy to thousands of people in our readership area. You don’t get this everywhere every day. So when you find a treasured charity, one that does all it can to support those that need it most, it is with a joyful heart that you can make a contribution.

Here’s a short video snippet of how The Herald Christmas Cheer can change lives


Donations to date

R 5 590.00

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Donor Messages

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas!
Spread love
Spread the love
Give when you can...
SL Russell

Happy Christmas