Bring some joy to a child this Christmas

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Leighton Buzzard Salvation Army is once again asking for help with its annual Christmas Present Appeal.

Last year the Army provided Christmas parcels to just over 100 children of local families who no doubt would have had very few presents to open on Christmas morning.

The Army’s slogan each year for this Appeal is ‘Give A Gift and Light Up A Life’ and this can only be accomplished with the help and generosity of the public.

Therefore, they are again appealing for readers’ support by donating toys, gifts and sweets for children and young people, from birth to 16 years.

They cannot accept used or second-hand items for distribution, as they believe every child deserves new gifts at Christmas.

The donations do not need to be gift-wrapped.

The appeal begins on Monday, November 23. Their collection point is Wilkinsons Partnership Estate Agents, Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, and any donations can be handed in during their normal business hours until December 12.

A Toy Service is also being held at The Salvation Army Citadel, Lammas Walk, on Sunday, December 6 at 10.15am.

Anyone is welcome to come along and bring a gift then too.

Appeal coordinator Yvonne Dennis said: “The people of Leighton Buzzard have always responded to the Army’s Appeal very generously, and we are asking them once again to help Light Up A Child’s Life this Christmas.”