Toy appeal to help needy families in the Brighouse community

Salvation Army Toy Appeal at Halifax Bank, Bethal Street, Brighouse. Pictured are Claire Bradley, Faye McGuin, Liz Shaw, Mary Diskin and Charlene Noel
Salvation Army Toy Appeal at Halifax Bank, Bethal Street, Brighouse. Pictured are Claire Bradley, Faye McGuin, Liz Shaw, Mary Diskin and Charlene Noel

Christmas is fast approaching and once again the Brighouse Salvation Army is running the toy appeal for needy families in our community.

Working in conjunction with health visitors, district nurses, social workers and family liaison officers, the toy appeal will run from December 1 to December 15

Boyes, Superdrug and Wilkinsons have all kindly agreed to be a receiving point where people can leave gifts.

Gillian Greetham, from the Salvation Army, said: “Brighouse people have in the past been so generous with their gifts to help us. There are several places around the town where you can drop off your toys if the Salvation Army Hall on the end of King Street is closed.

“There are lots of toy sales around in the shops so I urge you not to forget the needy children.

“In previous years we have supplied in excess of 300 children with three presents each but we can’t do this without your help. So please, don’t forget the children.”

For any more details on the toy appeal, call in and have a chat with a member or phone 01484 401175.

The Brighouse Salvation Army would also like to thank the community of Brighouse for its generous giving on the local door to door collection in September.

Members collected in excess of £1,300, which will help the Salvation Army continue its work nationwide.

An additional £350 was raised by a collection at Aldi supermarket in Elland.

The Salvation Army provides help and shelter for the homeless, those who have been forced into slavery and prostitution and trafficked into this country, the elderly and needy families who need food parcels.