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Christmas Present Appeal For Scarborough Families

Christmas Present Appeal For Scarborough Families

Published by Karen Liu at 7:01am 8th December 2019.

Scarborough's Salvation Army is appealing for Christmas gifts it can give to kids who need them.

It's holding a Community Toy Service today (Sunday 8th December) at 6pm, when anyone's invited to bring along a present for a family in the area.

Stephen Noble, Officer for the Salvation Army in Scarborough, said:

"Last year, we collected round about 8,000 toys which were distributed.

This year, we're setting our sights a little bit higher and we're trying to achieve the collection of 10,000 toys, which again will be given to needy families and children, specifically in Scarborough and across North Yorkshire.

We would always like to give new gifts to children. We would want our own children to receive new gifts and other families to receive new gifts.

But also recognising that some of the things for older children are more expensive.

I'm sure that things like used computer games and items like that, would really be appreciated if they're in good condition."

You can also visit the charity on Alma Parade and drop an extra gift in after you've been shopping.

It's open 10am till 2pm, Monday to Friday and 10am till 12pm on Saturdays.

In Whitby, a care home will supporting The Salvation Army's Christmas toys appeal.

Staff at Peregrine House will be purchasing and wrapping a gift for a child instead of doing a secret Santa.

A member of the Salvation Army will be collecting those presents and adding it to their appeal to give to needy children and families on the Yorkshire Coast.

Peregrine House says the public can purchase and drop off a gift if they'd like before Thursday 12th December, as the Salvation Army member will be collecting it on the Friday (13th). 

The parcel would need to indicate if it is for a boy or a girl and the age it would be appropriate for.


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