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Appeal for Christmas toys for local children

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Local travel agents are calling on the public to help spread some festive spirit to disadvantaged families in time for Christmas.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s travel colleagues are running a ‘toy bank’ drive from Monday 8th November to Wednesday 1st December. The campaign calls for donations of new toys to be dropped off at any of the society’s 14 travel branches.

At the end of the month, the donated toys will be delivered to good causes local to each branch, such as food banks who are working in partnership to support families.

The campaign is additional to the existing year-round initiative that offers customers the option of donating £1 to the cause when booking their holiday through the society’s travel agents. The money donated will go towards the purchase of new toys for the campaign.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head of Travel Wayne Dennett said: “Our travel toy bank drive is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference in our community. These food banks and local charitable groups work so hard to make life better for disadvantaged families and we’re proud to support this cause.

“Every donation, no matter how big or small, will make a huge difference to a child this Christmas, and we’re grateful to our customers for their generosity. These new toys will be invaluable to those who need a little extra good will this festive season.”


While each group will appreciate toys for any age, below are the age groups for which each cause would like more donations:

Grantham Food Bank

Donations requested:

Items for teens

From The Heart

Donations requested:

Toys for 2-18 year olds

Newark Salvation Army

Donations requested:

Items for teens

Sleaford Spring Life

Donations requested:

Items for babies e.g, rattles, teethers

Items for 14-18 year olds

Gainsborough Salvation Army

Donations requested:

Items for 11-18 year olds

Market Rasen Salvation Army

Donations requested:

Items for teens

Children's Links

Donations requested:

All ages

Children's Links

Donations requested:

All ages

Boston Food Bank

Donations requested:

All ages

The Bridge Church

Donations requested:

Items for teens

The Bridge Church

Donations requested:

Items for teens

Lighthouse Project and Agape Food Bank

Donations requested:

Items for teens

Long Sutton Food Bank

Donations requested:

Toys for babies, toddlers and teens

CARE NE Lincs

Donations requested:

All ages


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