Asda backs Express Christmas toy appeal

Asda XDC in South Elmsall is backing the christmas toy appeal.'Pictured: Transport Operations Manager Anna Nicholas-Pethich.'h312a448
Asda XDC in South Elmsall is backing the christmas toy appeal.'Pictured: Transport Operations Manager Anna Nicholas-Pethich.'h312a448

Supermarket giant Asda has backed the Express Christmas Toy Appeal 2014.

The Yorkshire Distribution Centre, South Elmsall, has pledged to donate a number of gifts to make sure that underprivileged children in the south east of the district have something under the tree on Christmas morning.

Angela Spencer, community champion speaking on behalf of Nigel Price, the Yorkshire XDC general manager, said: “We will always do what we can to support worthwhile local causes and we believe the toy appeal is a great campaign that helps make Christmas a bit more special for children who might not otherwise get a gift.

“That is why Asda has pledged to support the Express appeal once again.”

The Express is asking our readers to donate a new gift for children aged from newborn to 17.

The toys will be donated to Wakefield Council’s family services team in Hemsworth and distributed to needy and neglected children throughout the area.

Toys can be dropped off at the Hemsworth Town Council Community Centre on Bullenshaw Road, The Grove, Stockingate, South Kirkby, and the Westfield Centre, South Elmsall.

Gifts should be unwrapped so that family services can distribute them to the right child. The closing date for donations is 5pm on Friday, December 12.

Gemma Jimmison, appeal co-ordinator, said: “We are grateful to Asda for backing the toy appeal - over the years they have provided hundreds of gifts for children in our area and it’s fantastic that they are supporting us again this year.

“We’re into the last full week of the campaign and we would ask our readers to donate what they can.”

For more information, call Gemma on 01924 433013.