WE ARE delighted that City A.M.’s Christmas appeal ­ has had such a spectacular and successful start.

There is still time for you to make your contribution to the campaign. You can donate through any of the easy ways available: send a text; visit our appeal website, www.cityam.com/appeal; or by phone.

We are delighted that Lloyds Banking Group is supporting us as the official sponsor of our Christmas appeal this year.

Lloyds, a backer of Opportunity International for many years, has committed huge amounts of its resources and employees’ time to fundraise and help to support the charity’s work.

All proceeds from the appeal will go to support Opportunity’s work in southern Malawi.