Still time to donate to Telegraph gift and toy appeal

Corby Council communications officer Kim Buzzard and council leader Tom Beattie with some of the gifts which have been donated at The Cube in Corby. It is one of three places where you can donate toys and gifts
Corby Council communications officer Kim Buzzard and council leader Tom Beattie with some of the gifts which have been donated at The Cube in Corby. It is one of three places where you can donate toys and gifts

There is still time for people to support the Telegraph’s annual appeal for toys and gifts to help make Christmas better for disadvantaged children.

Over the years thousands of people have donated thousands of gifts that have brightened the lives of children across our part of the county on Christmas morning.

Many of these children would receive nothing on Christmas Day if it was not for the generosity of our readers.

We need new, unwrapped toys or gifts for a wide range of age groups. The gifts and toys will be collected by members of the county council’s social services team, who will ensure they go to the right children.

People can drop off their gifts at the Telegraph offices in Kettering. Wellingborough Museum staff have agreed to collect toys from people and, for the first time, Corby Council has agreed to allow Corby Cube to be a drop-off point for the items.

All toys and gifts should be at the venues by 5pm on Thursday, December 11.

This will allow enough time for them to be collected and distributed to the children concerned.

Northants Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “Toys have already started coming in and I’m sure the appeal will be as successful as in previous years. We are very grateful to the team at Wellingborough Museum and all those at Corby Council for being drop-off points for the appeal.

“We hope that our appeal, and the generosity of our readers will help brighten the lives of some of the county’s many disadvantaged youngsters.”