Generous readers are being asked to dig deep to make sure underprivileged children have an extra -special Christmas this year.
The Express launched its Christmas Toy Appeal 2013 this morning to make sure the festive season is a happy time for youngsters across Hemsworth and South Elmsall. The aim is to make sure every child in the south-east of the district has at least one present under the tree on Christmas morning.
The launch was supported by Hemsworth Town Council, which donated a number of gifts to kick-start the appeal. The town council, along with South Elmsall Town Council, has also provided a drop-off point.
We are asking our readers to donate a new, unwrapped gift for children aged from newborn to 17. The toys will be donated to Wakefield Council’s family support team in Hemsworth and distributed to needy and neglected children throughout the area.
Coun Tony Upson, council chairman, said: “Hemsworth Town Council is pleased to work with our local paper in providing a drop off point for the toy appeal. Not all youngsters will receive presents this Christmas. With your help we will try to make sure every child has something to open. Let’s work together to make this Christmas special for every child, as every child is special.”