Toy Appeal is launched

ORGANISATIONS across Rotherham are again joining forces to help give Christmas cheer to less privileged children and families.

For the sixth year running Rotherham Children and Young People’s Services is launching an appeal to provide Christmas food hampers and toys for Rotherham children and families in need.

The appeal with Parkgate Shopping will aim to surpass last year’s delivery of food and toys to hundreds of children and families.

It began last Friday with the launch of Parkgate Shopping’s ‘giving trees’. The trees are being placed around the shopping complex where anyone can go along, collect a gift tag and buy a suitable present for the age group and gender of child specified on the tag.

The trees will be at the TK Maxx, Argos, Boots, Matalan and Pure Party stores as well as at Parkgate Shopping’s Santa’s Grotto.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Shaun Wright, said: “In previous years so many people have supported our appeal and we are asking them again to dig deep and help needy families and children across the Borough. It’s great to see so many organisations supporting our campaign”. Anyone who wants to get involved should contact Ann Levick on 01709 336351 or by email at