Help give children a happy Christmas

Toy Appeal Published: Monday, 1st October 2018

Warrington Borough council’s neighbourhoods team is running its Christmas Toy Appeal for the sixth year.

The team is asking for donations this festive season to be gifted to families who are struggling to buy Christmas presents for their children.

This year we’re aiming to try and make Christmas even more special – so with the donations given the team will also be making up a Christmas Eve gift box for families to enjoy.

Donations of new toys, gift vouchers, sweets, new nightwear and books will be accepted and should be suitable for children up to the age of 16. Each gift will then be distributed ready to be put under the Christmas tree.

Residents can drop off donations at Orford Community Hub, on Festival Avenue or Contact Warrington, on Horsemarket Street up until Friday 30 November.

Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for leisure and community, said: “The donations given by the generous people of the borough truly help families. The kindness of local people helped ensure many deserving children received a gift last year. It would be wonderful if people could donate again this year to help put a smile on a child’s face.’’

All families who will receive a present have been referred to the service by health and wellbeing partners across the borough.

For more information, contact the neighbourhoods team at christmastoyappeal@warrington.gov.uk or call on 01925 443098.

Be a star and help give Warrington children a Christmas to remember!