Specsavers Audiologists across Hampshire have joined a Christmas toy charity drive to bring festive cheer to thousands of local children and families living in poverty.
The stores in Southampton, Totton, Romsey, Shirley and Bitterne are supporting the Mission Christmas campaign, a partnership with Wave 105.2 FM and children’s charity Cash for Kids. The initiative is encouraging the public to purchase an extra Christmas gift and donate this to Mission Christmas to provide presents to nearly 90,000 disadvantaged children living in the region.
The participating branches have agreed to become collection points for the campaign, meaning members of the public can drop off new and unwrapped toys in collection boxes to be directly donated to the charity appeal.
Dr Alison Vaughan, hearing partner at the five Specsavers stores, says: ‘Christmas is the season of goodwill and giving and we saw Mission Christmas as the perfect way to give something back to our local communities who support us every day. It is a fantastic cause.
‘We would encourage everyone to pop into one of the participating stores and make a donation. A gift or toy will make a big difference to the lives of many young people and families going through challenging times this Christmas.’
Specsavers Audiologists in Southampton, Totton, Romsey, Shirley and Bitterne are now accepting toys for the Mission Christmas campaign, with the final date for donations falling on Saturday 16 December. If you have any gifts you would like to donate, please drop these off at one of the stores today.