Salvation Army gift appeal

The Kettering branch of the Salvation Army has launched its Christmas Parcels Appeal in a bid to help families which need practical assistance at Christmas time.

Collection points are being set up in several locations, Wilkinson’s in Newland Street, Superdrug in High Street, Asda in Cunliffe Drive and Boots in the Newlands Shopping Centre, where shoppers can take gifts of new toys, groceries, toiletries and more.

The Salvation Army hall in Regent Street, Kettering, is also open to receive gifts.

Appeal co-ordinator Garth Ward said: “We need new gifts for all age groups – young and old. Please do not wrap the items – we will do that, after ensuring that the gifts are suitable for each person. Food needs to be in tins or packets with an adequate shelf life.”