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Store staff looking forward to giving something back this Christmas
‘MAKING a difference’ is the reason why one Weymouth store is backing the Echo’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Staff at Value House Weymouth say they are looking forward to supporting the toy appeal again this year.
Last year thousands of brand new toys were donated to underprivileged children across Dorset to unwrap on Christmas Day.
Organisers of the appeal hope this year even more will be donated to help local needy youngsters.
A toy appeal collection bin will be at the store and shoppers are urged to donate a toy into the appeal bin.
Value House store manager Lee Mitchell said: “We have supported the Echo’s Christmas Toy Appeal since it began because we really think it is a wonderful cause. The appeal is a great idea and we see it as a great opportunity for everybody to give a little something back.
“At the same time the appeal will make children that haven’t got as much as others happy, and give them a truly brilliant Christmas.
“I would tell our shoppers that every little helps for this appeal – presents for the store’s collection bin do not have to be anything big but they will certainly make a big difference.”
Toys can be donated to appeal bins in shops and businesses across the area. Shoppers can drop something in when they are doing their Christmas shopping and businesses can get involved by donating £100 to the appeal.
The appeal is also looking for businesses willing to donate £100, which will top up the funds raised by the appeal and ensure every child who has signed up receives a gift at Christmas.
All the gifts collected will go to children who may have been suffering abuse, neglect, be living in refuges with their mothers or may be in the care of families who simply cannot afford to buy them something special for Christmas.
Both Echo offices in Weymouth and Dorchester are also accepting donations.
We are looking for 30 businesses to donate £100 each for our appeal.
This has been amazingly successful in previous years and all those donating £100 will be featured in the Echo.
To donate £100 call Debbie Hellaby on 01305 830815 or email debbie.hellaby@ dorsetecho.co.uk
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