Wellingborough Museum backs Telegraph’s toy appeal

Support workers and social workers choose presents for the children from toys donated to last year's appeal
Support workers and social workers choose presents for the children from toys donated to last year's appeal
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The Telegraph’s annual gift appeal has been boosted by a town museum offering to collect presents for children in the north of the county.

The appeal for books and board games, toys and teddies runs until Friday, December 13, with the presents being delivered the following Monday once they have been collected at the William Knibb Centre in Kettering.

Gifts can be dropped off at the Telegraph’s offices in Rothwell Road, Kettering, or Elizabeth Street, Corby, or at the Connect FM offices in Headlands, Kettering.

And now people can also leave items at Wellingborough Museum.

Ian Nunney, from the museum, said: “We have been doing it for quite a few years and this year no-one had contacted us about it, but we had a lot of people coming in asking if we were a dropping off point.

“We have had lots of gifts donated in the past. We have got the gift and toy shop here so people come in and buy Christmas toys and buy an etxra toy to put in the appeal.”

The county council works alongside 2,000 families with children in need, and there are as many as 5,000 children the Telegraph appeal would like to help.

Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “It’s great to have the support of Wellingborough Museum.”

Gifts can be dropped off at the museum at 12, Castle Way, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday.