Charity drive gives disadvantaged Warwickshire children a present to open on Christmas Day - The Rugby Observer

Charity drive gives disadvantaged Warwickshire children a present to open on Christmas Day

Rugby Editorial 25th Dec, 2019   0

THOUSANDS of disadvantaged Warwickshire youngsters have something to open on Christmas Day thanks to kind-hearted shoppers.

In just four weeks, customers and members of Central England Co-op dropped off 4,000 presents to its first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal at special collection points in stores across the county.

They included puzzles, games, soft toys, outdoor toys, books, dolls, CDs, DVDs, art materials, bikes, scooters – and even giant unicorns and dinosaurs.

The presents have been shared out among local good causes including Edible Links, who handed out the gifts to ensure no children miss out this Christmas.




Gavin Hodges from Edible Links said: “We want to say a big thank you to the people of Warwickshire for their generosity and kindness in supporting the Central England Co-op Christmas Toybox Appeal. We were overwhelmed with the number of presents donated.”

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op Chief Executive, said: “I want to say a big thank you to every customer, member and colleague who helped make our first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal a major success.


“Kind-hearted people have donated brand new presents and stocking fillers that are bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of youngsters as they wake up on Christmas morning.

“We are proud to be involved with some truly inspiring local good causes and charities who work not just at Christmas but all year round to make sure children get great support when they need it most.”

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