Win a classic car for £5 a ticket and support Operation Santa 2018

The wonderful Lee Southerton from Volks Magic, whose nephew Dan Roberts very kindly donated his classic VW Golf Mk1 Cabriolet, has set up a Just Giving page for ticket sales and donations. If you would like to look at the car, please visit Lee and the team at VDubs in the Valley in Bewdley 14th-16th September.  You can also enter the prize draw for free by writing to the address at the bottom of the poster! Good luck 🙂




Every picture tells a story and we now have an Instagram page for Operation Santa

Operation Santa is an emotional project with lots of highs and lows, so we thought we would get ourselves a lovely shiny new Instagram page to share our pics and stories. Please feel free to follow us and share the journey with us 🙂

WOW WOW WOW Santa’s A Gangster has knocked it out of the valley! #teamsanta #webelieve #faithhopeandlove

I need a lie down and let’s share this INCREDIBLE news far and wide. The fantabulous Lee Southerton from Volks Magic, our new business supporter last year has just sent me this message!

Just a little up date from
Santa’s A Gangster

“We are getting some promotion at our first VW show which is Busfest at Malvern show ground . Then the following week at V Dubs in the Valley … The trade team are giving us a donation also one of my nephews has donated a VW Mk1 golf convertible to sell raffle tickets to raise funds for us .. so the car will be going to the show with us and tickets will be for sale for £5 each ..

At V Dubs in the Valley there will be a reverse Santa party again where the guests bring the gift .. so we are going to try and fill the Golf with toys ( fingers crossed) then on the Sunday they have an auction selling all sorts of VW memorabilia donated buy all the traders from the show ..

These guys N girls are so good to us it’s quite unbelievable ..

We are hoping to set up a just giving page and online raffle tickets for the VW.

Last year we had Fuzz Townsend helping us at the show and Tim shaw doing us s few pictures for our Face Book campaign ..

If you don’t know who they are google Car SOS and you will understand how helpful this was .. there friends of mine so I’m sure I can get there help again ..

well there we are for now. Catch up real soon

Magic x”

Jayne and Matt are launching Operation Santa by leaping out a plane! @ExpressandStar @StourbridgeNews @WeAreBCR @bbcmtd

We have some incredible supporters for our Operation Santa Dudley borough appeal and they love to do things differently as you may be aware, but this year they are going to new heights. Jayne Bond and Matt Cook from Brierley Hill Civic are jumping out of a plane to raise funds for this year’s appeal!

The two brave souls are passionate about making a difference to local children, young people and their families who have little to look forward to at Christmas.  They are aiming to raise £750 and as they have supported the appeal for the last few years they know what a huge impact every £1 they raise can make to local children and young people in need.

We commend Jayne and Matt for their bravery and commitment to Operation Santa, and they are doing their daredevil stunt on 17th August.  Please help us spread the word and raise some sponsorship for their jump.  If you would like to support them please visit to make a donation

OPERATION SANTA has been run by Dudley CVS for over 40 years and our aim is to bring Christmas cheer to local disadvantaged children, young people and families across Dudley borough.  We receive no public funding for Operation Santa and rely entirely on goodwill donations.

It’s facelift time!

I’ve just given the Operation Santa blog page a quick facelift.  There are now a selection of photos in the header image, so every time you visit the page you get a different picture and it features lots of lovely supporters and stories from last year.

The My Donate button is now working again and I’ve updated the totaliser for gifts, and financial donations because the lovely Louis Ackerman has donated to boost the funds.

Hope all you lovely followers have a fabulous weekend if you aren’t already, please follow the new Operation Santa Facebook page as Facebook have for some bizarre reason locked me out and I can’t reply or respond to comments. We had over 400 fabulous followers whom we’ve lost 😦


Christmas is coming ho ho ho and Operation Santa Dudley borough has a new home on Facebook @Blaze_Hair @DudleyCVS @WeAreBCR

Just to let you know that Operation Santa has a new Facebook page after Facebook for some bizarre reason locked us out of the old one!  Just follow the link to visit the page and please do like and follow our page.  Please do share with friends, family and colleagues who have supported us too, so they can find our new Facebook presence.


We are using this new icon for our various blog/facebook pages as there has been some confusion with other Operation Santa appeals. Operation Santa Dudley borough is our appeal and it’s got a long history, having run for 45 years!


Here’s to an incredible record-breaking Operation Santa 2018!



Facebook issues with Operation Santa

I just wanted to make you all aware that for some reason I have been locked out of the Operation Santa page on Facebook which I don’t understand.  Have messaged the Help Centre, but in the meantime I cannot access or respond to comments. Please accept my apologies.