The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Kevin Cluskey, is urging everyone across the borough to get behind this year’s Christmas toy appeal.
For 2012, Sefton Council is again teaming up with ASDA (Southport) to help as many young people as possible with gifts across the borough.
The annual appeal asks all residents in Sefton to try and provide presents for some of the borough’s most deserving children and make this Christmas extra special for them.
Gifts, for children of all ages, can be taken to either Bootle or Southport Town Halls or dropped at the Asda store at Central 12 in Southport until December 20. Gift tokens are particularly welcome to be given to older children.
All gifts collected will later be distributed to children and young people throughout the borough by volunteers from Sefton Council’s Children’s Services and Sefton Children’s Trust on behalf of the Mayor.
Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Kevin Cluskey, said: “Following the success of last year’s Appeal we have again teamed up with Asda for the Toy Appeal which should hopefully help so many children right on our own doorstep.
“I would ask anyone who lives or works in Sefton to try and donate a present for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Gift Appeal. Every year the generosity of people is overwhelming, so please make this year just as special for those less fortunate.
“To ensure we can get the right gift to the right child may I please ask that the gifts be new and be left unwrapped.”
Sharon Gregory-Wareing, Community Life Champion at ASDA Southport, added: “This year is going to be the Biggest Toy Appeal we have done.
“Anyone can donate cash or unwrapped gifts at our Southport store so please make an effort to support local children. In advance I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.”
For further information on the Mayor’s Christmas Gift Appeal call Mayoral Officer, Neil Blair on 0151-934 2062.
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