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Christmas call for toy collection

Posted on Friday 2nd December 2022
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Some of the toys collected in previous years for distribution

A long-running Christmas toy distribution scheme needs a little help this year.

For more than a decade Staffordshire County Council’s children’s centres have arranged the collection and distribution of thousands of presents across the county.

But this year, help is needed in Lichfield, Stafford, South Staffordshire and Tamworth.

Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said:

Every year since the mid-2000s we have collected thousands of new toys from generous people, shops and businesses and shared them with young children who may not take it for granted that Father Christmas will be visiting this December.

We’ll be doing the same this year because we know it makes a difference and we would be grateful for a little help with the collecting in parts of the county.”

Staffordshire County Council’s Children’s and Families service does a great deal of preventative work to keep families together wherever possible.

And this Christmas cheer is targeted towards under-fives in families working with the council in one way or another.

Individuals, or organisations, in those areas who think they could lend a hand can contact:

Victoria Wilson, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Culture, is leading the authority’s Here to Help initiative supporting residents through the winter.

She said:

The county council works in so many ways to help its residents and this is another example of how we offer support at difficult times.”

Further details on the Here to Help campaign and the wide range of support to help with the cost of living pressures is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/heretohelp.

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