Annual festive appeal under way and it needs your help!
Toys and food can be donated into the festive bins
THE time has come to dig deep to ensure a happy Christmas for children in need.
The 2018 Sure Start Christmas Appeal is launching for its eighth year with decorated donation bins popping up across the town where people can drop off their food and toys.
Last year’s appeal was able to get presents to more than 300 children in time for the big day and dozens of families received food parcels.
Jennie Wroe, Children’s Centre coordinator at Sure Start, said: “We’re delighted to be back working again with our partners to make it as successful as possible.
“We are also so grateful to the kindhearted residents of Hinckley and Bosworth who make such generous donations every single year; we simply could not do it without that support.
“With increasing number of families relying on Foodbanks and community support, we know that the appeal is needed more than ever.”
Workers at Sure Start are teaming up with the Hinckley Foodbank, Salvation Army and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to run the appeal, supported as always by The Hinckley Times.
Donations can include new toys for children up to 16, dried and tinned food, and toiletries.
The items will then be passed on to families or elderly people living in the area.
The appeal was launched at Granville Road Children and Family Centre with Jan Kirby, mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, attending and posing for a photo in one of the collection bins.
The bins will be available at Morrisons, Asda, Tesco on Hawley Road, Hinckley Hub, Westfield Infant School, Barwell Academy, St Bernard’s Day Nursery on Clarendon Road and Asquith Windmill Day Nursery on Wheatfield Way.
There will also be collection points at Burbage Day Nursery on Hinckley Road, the Castle Street branch of Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Hinckley Library and at The Salvation Army. They will be in place until November. For more information about the appeal, contact Sure Start on 0116 305 5601.
The eighth Christmas Appeal has launched in Hinckley.