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Salvation Army toy appeal

Peter Gumsley, of The Salvation Army are packing Christmas presents. Picture: Andrew Roe

Peter Gumsley, of The Salvation Army are packing Christmas presents. Picture: Andrew Roe

More than 300 needy youngsters across Doncaster will enjoy a happier Christmas this year, thanks to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal.

From now until December 16 members of the public are invited to drop in to the Frenchgate Centre with gifts for children aged 0-16.

The gifts will be then be distributed to referred children and families in the area through The Salvation Army’s own networks, local groups and social services.

Appeal coordinator Peter Gumsley said:”We want to provide a child with something for Christmas they might no get otherwise. We want to make sure these children are not left out this Christmas. All families referred to us are in need. We welcome toys games and gifts which we distribute according to age gender and specific interests. For older ones it could be a scarfe a necklace or a Meccano set.”

To make a donation, buy a toy or gift for a child aged 0-16 years and take it, unwrapped to the customer services desk at the Frenchgate Centre or the Salvation Army Church, Booth Avenue, Lakeside.A team of volunteers will then wrap the gift and ensure it reaches a needy child or young person.

 

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