An­nual fes­tive ap­peal un­der way and it needs your help!

Toys and food can be do­nated into the fes­tive bins

Hinckley Times - - NEWS - NI­CHOLAS DAW­SON ni­cholas.daw­son@reach­

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.

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