Over 4,000 toys donated to appeal

Christmas Toy Appeal
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Thanks to your kind donations, thousands of toys will be delivered to make Christmas special for children across South Holland.

Toy drop points were inundated with toys, which have now been wrapped thanks to a generous donation of wrapping paper by Sainsbury’s.

Your donations are being delivered across the area to families who are in need of some help this year finding the money to buy presents.

With over 4,000 toys collected, smiles will brought to the faces of many children who otherwise might not have opened any presents on Christmas Day due to social or financial reasons.

There was some extra help from Festival Garden Centre (FGC) at Springfields.

Jake Lyon, Jack Hudson, Daniel Carter and Charlie Wright, or The Boys of FGC, produced a calendar featuring photographs of them in various states of undress, to raise money – which came to a total of £175 – to purchase more toys for our appeal.

Staff at Karsten UK in Spalding raised £300 for the appeal through bake sales and other fundraising activities. They
also collected an enormous pile of toys for the joint appeal by The Lincolnshire Free Press, We’ll Let Your House, Beales, Sainsbury’s and South Holland District Council.

Emma Reeson, HR manager at Karsten UK, said: “We helped the appeal last year and we are more than happy to help again this year.”

Harry Drury, director at We’ll Let Your House, said: “We cannot thank the people who have donated to the appeal enough.

“Thanks to your generosity we can help to make Christmas special for many families and children in this area, which is something we feel very passionate about.”