Help us crack our Christmas present appeal

Doncaster Free Press reprters Kate Mason, and Hayley Paterson hand over toys for the Salvation Army's appeal to Superdrug store manager Paul Colley.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1403LM
Doncaster Free Press reprters Kate Mason, and Hayley Paterson hand over toys for the Salvation Army's appeal to Superdrug store manager Paul Colley. Picture: Liz Mockler D1403LM

A CAMPAIGN to spread festive cheer to 600 under-privileged children is going strong thanks to the generosity of Doncaster residents.

The Free Press teamed up with the Salvation Army in a bid to make sure children in the borough have a Christmas to remember, and with weeks to go 400 gifts have already been received.

Readers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped gifts for children aged 0 to 16 at Superdrug stores in the Frenchgate Centre and Waterdale to make sure we reach the target in time for Christmas.

Superdrug Frenchgate store manager Paul Colley said: “We’ve been overwhelemd by how many gifts we have received, we thought this year in the current economic climate the appeal may suffer but people have been so generous.

“We have received more gifts this year then ever before.

“Ever since it was in the Free Press we’ve seen a massive surge in people donating gifts.”

The gifts will be wrapped and distributed to more than 600 vulnerable children and families in Doncaster through The Salvation Army’s own networks, community groups and social services.

For more information visit the website www.salvationarmy.org.uk

All donations are welcome, however food items and used products are not appropriate. For a full list of gift suggestions visit www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk