Give a gift and help make a child’s day

THERE are only a few days left to donate gifts that could bring happiness to a child that may not get a gift on Christmas morning.

The Express is running the toy appeal in the hope that generous members of the community will spread the gift of giving a little further away from home this year, and buy a gift for another child.

Not every parent can afford presents for their children, which is why we are asking readers to help make sure underprivileged children can enjoy the festive period.

But the deadline for donations is December 7.

All gifts donated will be distributed to children’s centres across the south east by Wakefield Council’s family support team, based in Hemsworth.

We are asking people to donate a new, unwrapped toy for children aged between 0-17.

Toy Appeal co-ordinator Katie Butler said: “One gift can really make a child’s day, so when you are out buying gifts for your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren, spare a thought for those youngsters who may not have anything.”

Gifts can be donated at South Elmsall Town Council’s social centre, on Westfield Lane, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm,

And at Hemsworth Town Council’s Bullenshaw Road community centre from 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays.

Thank you for your support.