Christmas is just over a month away and we want to make sure children across South Holland have a wonderful time.
Families in our area are facing a Christmas with little or no presents, and while gifts aren’t the main focus of the festive season, it’s hard to imagine a child not having anything to open on Christmas day.
The Give a Gift appeal, a joint campaign by The Lincolnshire Free Press, We’ll Let Your House, Beales, Sainsbury’s and South Holland District Council, means that, with your help, we can bring a smile to the face of children across South Holland this Christmas.
You can be part of this, by donating a present which will be wrapped and given to a child who probably will not receive anything this year due to financial or social reasons.
All you need to do is pick up an extra toy while Christmas shopping and taking it to a collection point.
The collection points for toys are at The Lincolnshire Free Press offices in The Crescent (open between 10am and 2pm), the toy department at Beales in the Market Place, the We’ll Let Your House office in Broad Street Business Centre, the customer service desk at Sainsbury’s Spalding and the reception at South Holland District Council.
The toy department at Beales have donated £100 worth of toys to the appeal.
Rhona Pieczka, manager at Beales, said: “I’m really happy that we are involved with the appeal again this year.
“We want the community in our area to know that we are here for them.”
Sainsbury’s Spalding will be donating £100 worth of wrapping paper, so that the toys can be unwrapped in traditional Christmas style.
You can also donate second hand toys – as long as they are clean and in a good state – to our appeal.
We are also inviting parents who may be struggling to afford presents for their children this Christmas to contact us.
If you would benefit from some help from the Give a Gift appeal, write an email or letter with some details about why you would benefit from the help to kat. email@example.com or Kat Wakefield, Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.