A CHARITY is aiming to provide Christmas parties for 350 youngsters who are terminally ill, disabled or disadvantaged.

Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) is appealing for help from the Knutsford community as it launches its festive party programme, which costs £19,750.

The Booth Bank Farm charity will be providing precious Christmas memories for children who are limited in their opportunities due to disability or illness.

For them, Christmas can be just another day of medical procedures, pain and frustration.

Helen Crowther, senior fundraiser for CAFT, said: “This really is the most wonderful time of the year.

“Or at least it should be, but sadly for some children this isn’t the case – which is where we come in.

“We make it our mission to provide a magical memory of Christmas for these very special children, a positive experience which will stay with them forever.

“In 2012 we aim to provide parties for about 350 children at the Adventure Farm, as well as countless children at a local children’s hospital.

“We can only do this if we receive the support of our local community, and together we can make the magic happen.”

CAFT will be hosting 22 parties, with the first starting on Monday, November 19.

It will include a Christmas dinner, winter wonderland walk, party games, festive arts and crafts workshop and a visit to Santa’s grotto.

“For many, this will be their first time visiting Father Christmas,” states CAFT’s party programme.

“Sadly for some, it will be their last. It is therefore vital that we make this day as special as it can possibly be, something we can only do thanks to our amazing supporters.”

If you want to contribute to the Christmas parties, visit caft.co.uk, phone the fundraising office on 01565 830 053 or send a cheque payable to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust at Booth Bank Farm, Reddy Lane, Millington, Cheshire.