A Little Billington mother and daughter are appealing for toys to donate to Keech Hospice Care this Christmas.
Lisa Lucken, 49, and her daughter Gracie, 15, are planning to take the gifts over to the hospice, which cares for youngsters who are terminally ill or have life-limiting conditions.
The duo are hoping to deliver the toys on Sunday, December 23 or on Christmas Eve, and you can arrange to meet up with Lisa to give her your items or drop toys off at The Suntrap, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard.
Lisa said: “Every year my daughter and I gather up items for the local hospice. We moved here in 2016 from Blackpool and chose Keech, so we could give to children who are not so fortunate.
“When my daughter was little she said to me: ‘I don’t like this, can you give all my birthday money to homeless people and families?’
“Every year when she was small we used to wrap up her toys that she had grown out of and take them to the local hospice to give the children something nice.
“She loved to see them open the presents!
“This year, we’re hoping to take them in a big sack, and any that can’t be used at the hospice will go to the Keech charity shops.”
Lisa and Gracie would like to say a big thank you to The Suntrap for agreeing to be a drop off point.
They are also happy to supply people with a copy of the letter that Keech Hospice Care will send as a thank you.
Lisa added: “It will be lovely for the children, so please donate what you can. We will be very grateful.”
The last day to drop off toys to Lisa or The Suntrap is Saturday (December 22).
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