MP launches annual toy appeal
Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has launched her sixth annual Christmas toy appeal. She is calling on residents to support the poorest children across the north east via the Salvation Army.
She said: “The Salvation Army does amazing work for people in need, especially during the festive period, when for some kids Christmas is not the time of excitement that it is for most.
“Receiving a gift from the Salvation Army Christmas Lunch is such a wonderful thing for them. I would once again encourage people to buy one more toy when out Christmas shopping to drop off for the appeal.”
Last year, the Buy One More Toy campaign collected more than 500 toys.
All types of new toys are welcome, for any age group. For the teenagers, make-up and toiletries are especially popular as are sports kit, and jewellery. And for the younger ones anything from a teddy bear or doll, to drawing pads & pens, cars, trains, books, dressing up kit, building kits or games are always very popular.
Please do remember that toys with batteries are difficult as many of the recipients will not have funds to buy new batteries.
They can be dropped off at the constituency office at Berwick Workspace, 90 Marygate, until Friday, December 9.