Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has launched her annual Christmas toy appeal, now in its seventh year. Mrs Trevelyan is once more calling on local residents to support the poorest children across the North East via the Salvation Army.
Anne-Marie said "The Salvation Army does amazing work for people in need, especially during the festive period, when for some kids Christmas is not the time of excitement that it is for most. Receiving a gift from the Salvation Army Christmas Lunch is such a wonderful thing for them. I would once again encourage people to buy one more toy when out Christmas shopping to drop off for the appeal.”
Last year the "Buy One More Toy" campaign collected over 500 toys and so far the generosity of locals has meant that over 2,000 toys have so far brightened up the neediest North East childrens' Christmases.