Church of England Diocese of Liverpool All Saints Stoneycroft

Elf 13 - Old Swan Christmas community gift collection

12 Nov 2020, midnight

What is Elf13? As 2020 has been such a difficult year for many, we would like to offer a little Christmas cheer to those who have been hardest hit. They may be children or adults, but they will all hopefully appreciate a small gift to show that the Old Swan community cares for them.

Who are we? Elf13 is run by members of the Old Swan community, in association with All Saints’ Church on Broadgreen Road, and assisted by Broadgreen Primary School, who have agreed to help collect and distribute gifts. If you would like further information, you can email us ([email protected]) , or leave a message on the Church answerphone (0151 228 3581).

What’s the plan? We plan to give Christmas gift bags to children via school, and to adults living or working in the L13 area in mid December.

How can I help? Firstly, by donating items from the lists below. Secondly, by nominating adults who may be isolated or who have done something to deserve a big community thank-you - your local shopkeeper or a teacher, or maybe just a neighbour who is having a hard time! Children will be nominated by consultation with school. You can send your donations into Broadgreen Primary School, where they will be quarantined for 48 hours before being passed on to Elf13. Alternatively, you can drop your donation off at All Saints Church on Thursday morning between 9am and 12pm, and on Sunday between 12 and 1pm. Face coverings must be worn if attending the school or Church. Nominations by phone (0151 228 3581) or email ([email protected]).

Gifts for children (5-11yrs)

Books (fiction, diaries, etc.)

Small items of clothing e.g. gloves, scarves

Craft items e.g. colouring books

Small toys


Toiletries—child-friendly designs!

Any other age-appropriate small gift

No blades or sharp points please!

Gifts for adults

Books (fiction, diaries, etc.)

Small items of clothing e.g. gloves, scarves

Tea/coffee/non-alcoholic drinks



Any other appropriate small gift

No blades or sharp points, and no alcohol or alcohol-containing foods please!