Donate to the Christmas toy appeal
Can you help give local children a magical Christmas by making sure they wake up to a gift under the tree?
Following the success of last year’s toy appeal, the Neighbourhoods in Warrington team are asking for donations to be given to deserving children and families in the local area.
Donations of new toys, gift vouchers, sweets, non-perishable foods, toiletries, books and new nightwear are all accepted and are needed by 1 December.
All donations should be suitable for children aged up to 16, with each gift wrapped by the team and distributed ready to be put under the Christmas tree.
Residents can drop off donations at Orford Community Hub on Festival Avenue, Contact Warrington on Horsemarket Street, The Pyramid on Palmyra Square or any LiveWire leisure centre or neighbourhood hub.
All families who will receive a gift have been referred to the service by local health and wellbeing partners across the town.
Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for culture, leisure and community, said: “It’s a sad fact that during a time of joy, festivity and celebration, some children have little or nothing to look forward to this Christmas.
“For many families these donations may be the only gifts they receive.
“Last year, 180 children received a present thanks to generous donations from our residents. I would like to take this opportunity to ask people to buy just one extra gift this year and help light up a child’s face on Christmas day.”
For more information, contact the neighbourhoods team on 241 360.