Help us to give fam­i­lies a mag­i­cal Christ­mas

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

GEN­ER­OUS Ken­tish Ex­press read­ers have al­ready be­gun do­nat­ing toys and gifts for chil­dren and fam­i­lies who face a lonely Christ­mas this year.

The Ken­tish Ex­press and Sal­va­tion Army have again joined forces for the an­nual Christ­mas Present Ap­peal – and we still need your help.

The re­cep­tion at our North Street of­fice has been fill­ing up with gi­ant teddy bears, cricket bats, model cars, dolls and even a pen­guin, pic­tured here with Ken­tish Ex­press re­cep­tion­ist Susy Deegan.

From now un­til De­cem­ber 18 read­ers are be­ing asked to do­nate a new, un­wrapped gift to be given to chil­dren and fam­i­lies who face the prospect of a cheer­less Christ­mas.

A drop-off point is avail­able at the Ken­tish Ex­press offices at 34-36 North Street (Mon­day to Fri­day 9am to 5pm) and now at both Su­per­drug stores in Park Mall and County Square.

You can now also do­nate money with your credit or debit card on­line at www.sal­va­tion­army.org.uk and click on Christ­mas Ap­peal 2009.

Ash­ford Sal­va­tion Army se­nior leader Mark Scott said: “Ev­ery year we are put in con­tact with fam­i­lies who are strug­gling to put enough food on the ta­ble let alone buy presents as well.

“By do­nat­ing presents to the ap­peal you will be help­ing us give fam­i­lies in Ash­ford a bet­ter Christ­mas, one where the magic of the sea­son can be en­joyed by chil­dren as they wake up on Christ­mas morn­ing.”

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