Help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas by donating to toy appeal

Youngsters will get Christmas presents thanks to the annual appeal.
Youngsters will get Christmas presents thanks to the annual appeal.

Christmas gifts will be wrapped and delivered to children who would not normally get presents thanks to the generosity of people who supported a toy appeal.

Toys can be donated to South Elmsall Town Council’s Christmas appeal up until Saturday at the Westfield Centre on Westfield Lane.

This year’s appeal has been boosted with around £2,000 worth of toys bought by Rotherham-based company Groom Design Services and its director Chris Groom.

It has also been helped by pre-school group Maddy Moo’s, part of the charity Madison’s Dream, which helped promote the appeal and choose toys.

South Elmsall town clerk Clare Baxter said: “We’ve been running the toy appeal every year for as long as I can remember.

“The appeal is for local children who would wake up on Christmas morning without any gifts.

“Toys are delivered for them on Christmas morning.

“You would be surprised how many children benefit from the appeal.

“We’d like to say a big thankyou to Chris Groom, Maddy Moo’s and most importantly all the people who have made donations.

“Maddy Moo’s helped us promote the appeal.

“Chris wanted to put something back into the community where he is from.

“We do really appreciate everybody helping us support these children.”

Mrs Baxter said toys were still being donated for babies, children and teenagers at the Social Centre, on Westfield Lane, South Elmsall.

She said: “People can still come and donate gifts up until December 10.

“It helps make sure every child gets a present this Christmas and nobody goes without.”

To find out more about the toy appeal, telephone South Elmsall Town Council on 01977 642335.