The team at Sutton Coldfield Specsavers is getting into the festive spirit by calling on the local community to donate toys and games for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal.

Kind-hearted customers visiting the store can drop off new, unopened and unwrapped toys from now until Friday 18 December. The gifts will then be distributed to local families in need, helping to bring a smile to children’s faces this Christmas.

‘This is the fourth year we’ve been supporting the Christmas Present Appeal and we’re really proud to be spreading Christmas cheer to families in the local community,’ said Tim Goodhew, store director. ‘Christmas is a time for giving, so for those families who have little or nothing under the tree this Christmas, these gifts will make a huge difference.

About the appeal

‘We’ll be collecting gifts up until 18 December and, as the gifts will be distributed to children up to the age of 16, it would be great to see a variety of toys for children of all ages.’

The Salvation Army works in communities around the UK to provide practical support to those in need. The charity’s annual Christmas Present Appeal is an opportunity for people to spread Christmas cheer by donating a gift for less fortunate people in the community. Generous customers are asked that donations are new, unopened and unwrapped.

To drop off a gift this Christmas, pop into Specsavers in the Red Rose Centre.

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