Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the Your Local Paper Christmas Toy Appeal get underway.
From tomorrow to Friday, December 17, we are asking readers to add a toy to their weekly shop and place it in one of the trolleys which can be found at the West Norfolk businesses supporting our appeal.
We have teamed-up with Radio West Norfolk for the second year in launching the toy appeal with legal firm Ward Gethin Archer as a sponsor this year.
Appeal trolleys will be at Asda in South Wootton, Morrisons stores at Fakenham, Downham Market and King’s Lynn, Tesco at Gaywood, Wilko and Sainsbury’s in Lynn town centre and Sunlounger Travel in the Vancouver Quarter.
We need toys and gifts suitable for boys and girls from birth to 18 years. These will be collected and delivered in time for Christmas through a broad range of West Norfolk charities and organisations.
Last year, our joint appeal saw an incredible £25,000 worth of toys distributed to around 40 extremely grateful good causes.
The Pandora Project in Lynn which helps women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse, The Bridge For Heroes veteran’s charity, Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Salvation Army, Freebridge Community Housing, North Lynn-based Scotty’s Little Soldiers charity for bereaved armed forces children, Mencap, Broadland Housing Association, Break, the Purfleet Trust, King’s Lynn Foodbank, Young Carers and the Ferry Project in Wisbech are just some of the charities and organisations being supported again this year.
You can keep up-to-date with the donation drop-off points by checking your weekly YLP, listening to Radio West Norfolk and via Facebook.
YLP editor Sue Irving said: “I know there are lots of appeals and calls for help this time of year but the toys and gifts will bring big smiles to so many faces at this special time and you don’t have to spend a fortune on a toy.”