Toy appeal for disadvantaged children launches


Banbury’s Town Mayor wants donations of toys suitable for toddlers through to teenagers, for boys and girls

Children of Banbury’s less well-off families who normally wouldn’t receive Christmas presents will get a visit from Santa this year – thanks to the town mayor’s toy appeal.

The appeal has launched today and runs until Thursday December 1.  

Caring residents are asked to take new or excellent-condition used toys to the town hall during office hours.  They will be distributed by local charities, including Home-Start and the Sunshine Centre, to make sure they go to needy homes.

Mayor Jayne Strangwood is asking for toys suitable for toddler to teenager, and for boys and girls.

She said: “There are many reasons why some homes cannot afford to buy Christmas presents and this toy appeal aims to make sure all children have lovely presents on the big day.

“The gifts will make a fantastic difference to children whose friends and school mates would have had lots of presents.”

Cllr Strangwood added: “Banbury Town Council has organised the toy appeal for more than 20 years and the generosity of better-off residents gives children of needy families the special Christmas Day that others take for granted.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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