Each year, The Salvation Army ensures each child receives a Christmas present.Advertisement
Recently, the number of children they have to provide presents for has dramatically increased, meaning they have over 500 children in Preston and the surrounding areas to help.
They have launched their annual Toy Appeal a little earlier this year to ensure that the toys can be quarantined before being collected.
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Donations must be made by Friday, 27 November.
Donations of food and toys can be taken directly to The Salvation Army in Harrington Street, between Adelphi Street and Moor Lane, Monday- Friday 10am-1pm.
Alternatively, they can be left at St Clare’s, Presbytery across from the Royal Preston Hospital.
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Toys can be for any age, but must be new and unwrapped. The Salvation Army particularly struggle with getting toys donated for under-three’s and teenagers, so they would especially welcome those.
Board games are well-received as they can provide entertainment for the whole family over the Christmas period.
The Salvation Army also accept donations of sweets, chocolates and selection boxes to put in hampers for the families.
If you are unsure of what to donate, email The Salvation Army Preston where someone will advise. Alternatively, call 01772555425.
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