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Salvation Army asks Norfolk for Toys and Tins

ToysandTinsThe Salvation Army and BBC Radio Norfolk have launched their county wide 'Toys and Tins' appeal for donations of toys and food to bless local children from struggling families this Christmas.

Each year the 'Toys & Tins' appeal led by the Salvation Army and BBC Radio Norfolk helps more than 4,000 people across Norfolk by providing food and gift hampers for Christmas.  
Salvation Army lieutenant Rob Symons said: “For many people in Norfolk, especially struggling families with children, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. The Toys and Tins appeal helps to make the holiday season as special as it should be.”
The appeal needs new toys for boys and girls of all ages, from babies through to teenagers, boxed if possible. Anything from model kits, board games, action figures, beanies, outdoor and educational toys.  They would also appreciate toiletries for teens.   They regret that they cannot take second hand toys and ask people not to wrap their gifts.
They would also be delighted with donations of non-perishable, branded Christmas related treats, such as chocolates, luxury biscuits, Christmas puddings and party crackers, tinned meats and vegetables, tea, coffee and sugar. 
You can take your donations to any of the drop-off points across the county in Aylsham, Dereham, Diss, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Holt, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, North Walsham, Norwich, Sheringham, Thetford and Wroxham in Salvation Army halls, Salvation Army charity shops, Roys Variety Stores and the Forum.
To make Toys and Tins a success, the Salvation Army hold fundraising events and gift services at schools and churches, and ask people to donate as generously as they can.
They would be eager to hear from people who would be willing to volunteer to help collect and pack at the Norwich warehouse or local Salvation Army hall.  They would also love people to organise a local fundraising event or a gift service.  Call Mel Easton on 01603 724403 if you would like to get involved.  
To find out more and for the drop-off point addresses please visit www.salvationarmy.org.uk/anglia 

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