Giving the gift of Christmas

Staff at Superdrug who are helping with the collection for the Toy Appeal. Pictured is Steven Wilson, Paula Grinsdale, manager Nicola Ackroyd and deputy Daniel Denwood
Staff at Superdrug who are helping with the collection for the Toy Appeal. Pictured is Steven Wilson, Paula Grinsdale, manager Nicola Ackroyd and deputy Daniel Denwood

Generous Brighouse Echo readers are again being asked to support the Salvation Army’s toy appeal which brings the gift of Christmas to Calderdale children.

The Salvation Army is appealing for donations of new toys, books, CDs and DVDs and confectionery items which will make suitable gifts for young children and teenagers up to the age of 16.

Major David Radford said: “Christmas can be a difficult time for many hard-pressed families and this year is likely to be more difficult than ever.

“It is very hard for parents who struggle to make ends meet and we know from previous years that the gifts donated to our appeal, which we distribute through Calderdale social services, make a huge difference.”

Major Radford said gift vouchers, CDs , toiletries and other presents for teenagers were particularly welcome. New, unwrapped presents can be taken to the Salvation Army, King Street, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to noon and on Thursdays from 9am to 3pm. They can also be dropped off at Superdrug, Tesco’s and Boyes stores in Brighouse. The closing date is December 13.