Asda supports festive appeal

Asda distribution, South Elmsall is supporting the Christmas Toy Appeal.'Angie Spencer and Colin Dixon
Asda distribution, South Elmsall is supporting the Christmas Toy Appeal.'Angie Spencer and Colin Dixon

Supermarket giant Asda has pledged its support to the Express Christmas Toy Appeal.

The Yorkshire Distribution Centre, South Elmsall, has offered to donate a number of gifts and is encouraging its employees to help by offering a drop-off point at its Elmsall Way centre.

The toy appeal has been organised to make sure that underprivileged children in the south east of the district have a special present to open on Christmas morning.

Gemma Jimmison, appeal co-ordinator, said: “We are incredibly grateful that Asda has joined the campaign. Asda has supported our toy appeal for several years now and always helps to make it even bigger and better.

“We are working together to ensure that every child in our area has at least one gift to open - please help to make that happen. It doesn’t have to be flash or expensive. We will be grateful for any donation no matter how big or small. Christmas is a time for giving.”

The Express is asking readers to donate a new and unwrapped toy for children aged from newborn up to 17.

Toys can be dropped off at the Hemsworth Town Council Community Centre, Bullenshaw Road, the Westfield Centre, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, and the Express office on Front Street, Pontefract.

Everything that is donated will be given to Wakefield Council’s family support team in Hemsworth and distributed to needy and neglected children throughout the area.

The closing date is noon on Thursday, December 12.