Light up a child’s life and donate a toy to appeal

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

Their slogan each year for this appeal is ‘Give a Gift and Light Up a Life’, and they can only do this with the help and generosity of the people of Leighton Buzzard.

Last year the group provided Christmas parcels to 110 children in local families, who perhaps would have had very little under the tree on Christmas morning.

Therefore, they are once again appealing for readers’ support by donating toys, gifts, and sweets for children and young people from birth to 16 years. The gifts do not need to be gift-wrapped but they are unable to take used or second-hand items.

The appeal will run from now until Monday 24th November to Saturday 13th December. 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 the 13th December.

A Toy Service is also being held at The Salvation Army Citadel on Sunday , November 30 at 10.15.am, and anyone is welcome to come along and bring a gift then.

Appeal coordinator Yvonne Dennis said: “We do need the support of the public, and they have never let us down yet! Help us light up a child’s life again this Christmas.”