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Many families will face impossible choices this Christmas.

Many families will face impossible choices this Christmas say SVP as they launch one of the most difficult Annual Appeals in their history.

Christmas will be different for everyone this year but the theme Impossible Choices reflects the really hard situation families on low incomes face in the lead up to Christmas. If you are struggling to keep a roof over your head, how do you choose between a decent dinner or a warm house? What do you sacrifice to buy your children those precious gifts after such a tough year?
Launching the Annual Appeal, Rose McGowan, SVP National President said that between January and early November almost 112,000 requests for help had already been received. Low income families are struggling to keep their heads above water with an unstable housing market, high childcare, energy and education costs. “With Christmas approaching we expect that number to increase substantially and exceed 160,000,” she said.

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