Final chance to donate to our Gift Appeal

Deputy leader of Corby Council Jean Addsion with communications officer Kim Buzzard
Deputy leader of Corby Council Jean Addsion with communications officer Kim Buzzard

Hundreds of presents have already been donated to the Telegraph’s annual gift appeal – but there is still time for more to be dropped off at collection points across the north of the county.

The appeal ends on Friday, December 11, after which the gifts will be taken to families in the Kettering, Corby, Rushden and Wellingborough areas by Northamptonshire County Council’s social service team in time for Christmas.

Wellingborough Museum education officer 'Dan Hurn with some of the donations

Wellingborough Museum education officer 'Dan Hurn with some of the donations

As always, people can drop their gifts off at the Telegraph offices in Rothwell Road during office hours from Monday to Friday.

People can also leave gifts at the Corby Cube, as Corby Council has agreed to act as a collection point.

Gifts can be dropped off at the Cube reception between 9am and 5pm.

Wellingborough Museum is also acting as a collection point and gifts can be taken there from 10am to 4pm, today and tomorrow.

Corby Council deputy leader Cllr Jean Addison said: “This is the second year in which we are very pleased to support the Northants Telegraph in their Christmas Toy Appeal by being a collection point in Corby.

“Corby’s community always supports initiatives that go to helping others such as this, so it hasn’t been a surprise to see the amount of donations and amazing generosity of our residents both this year and last. We hope these toys will really brighten up a lot of children’s Christmas.”

Wellingborough Museum chairman Robert Wharton said: “We’re pleased to support the Northants Telegraph bringing joy and happiness to children in the county.”