MP launches annual Christmas toy appeal

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has launched her annual Christmas toy appeal, now in its seventh year. Mrs Trevelyan is once more calling on local residents to support the poorest children across the North East via the Salvation Army.

Anne-Marie said "The Salvation Army does amazing work for people in need, especially during the festive period, when for some kids Christmas is not the time of excitement that it is for most. Receiving a gift from the Salvation Army Christmas Lunch is such a wonderful thing for them. I would once again encourage people to buy one more toy when out Christmas shopping to drop off for the appeal.”

Last year the "Buy One More Toy" campaign collected over 500 toys and so far the generosity of locals has meant that over 2,000 toys have so far brightened up the neediest North East childrens' Christmases.

All types of new toys are welcome, for any age group. For the teenagers, make-up and toiletries are especially popular as are sports kit, and jewellery. And for the younger ones anything from a teddy bear or doll, to drawing pads & pens, cars, trains, books, dressing up kit, building kits or games are always very popular.

Please do remember that toys with batteries are difficult as many of the recipients will not have funds to buy new batteries.

Supporters can drop off toys at Mrs Trevelyan's Constituency Offices at:

21A The Hotspur, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PR Or Berwick Workspace, 90 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1BN until Friday 8th December, or email to organise a more local drop off point or collection by one of the team.