With Christmas fast approaching there are just days left to donate to this year’s Toy Appeal.
Hundreds of kind-hearted folk have already taken the chance to support the Salavation Army and the News in their bid to make the town’s needy kids happy this Christmas.
Your toys, games, books, selection boxes, cash and other gifts have been pouring in over the past few weeks and for that we are extremely grateful.
For every donation, big or small, will go towards putting a smile of the face of a youngster who, without your help, might otherwise have been looking forward to a bleak Christmas.
Last year more than 500 children benefited from the appeal. And, with the current financial climate, we are expecting a similar number to be needing help in the area, this Christmas. So please, if you can, do consider helping us make them happy.
The Toy Appeal gives to children aged from birth to 16 years. What we ask is that toys or other donated items are new, as children who will benefit from the appeal do have the same hopes and expectations as children in any other family.
Gifts suitable for boys aged nine and over and teenage boys and girls would be especially welcome as we have a shortage of gifts for youngsters in these age groups.
Once again gifts can be handed into the Jesus And Me (JAM) shop across from the Ice Rink, at the Salvation Army Shop which is almost adjacent to the JAM shop in the town centre, or at the Salvation Army Citadel at 25 Mid Park in The Murray.
Gifts of wrapping paper, sticky tape and batteries, would also be grateful received.
Donations must be handed into these collection centres by closing time on Sunday, December 16.
This is to give Salvation Army Captains Stephen and Joanna Baker and their team of volunteers time to bag them up and deliver them in time for Christnas.