Toy Appeal 2016

The launch of the 2016 Toy Appeal at Ribblesdale Children's Centre, Clitheroe.
The launch of the 2016 Toy Appeal at Ribblesdale Children's Centre, Clitheroe.

The 13th Annual Salvation Army and Clitheroe Advertiser and Times Toy Appeal is off to a good start thanks to the generosity of the good people of the Ribble Valley.

The week after the launch has seen donations start to trickle in – but we still need to ensure the large numbers of families in dire financial straits will receive presents their children would otherwise never get to open.

Appeal Co-ordinator Captain Elizabeth Smith of the Salvation Army said: “We have started to see donations being dropped off and have received specific enquiries from local businesses offering their help. We are confident this year’s appeal will be a success as the amazing people of the Ribble Valley have never let us down.”

Donations can be left at the Salvation Army shop or at Skipton Building Society in Market Place.

l Names are now being taken for The Salvation Army Christmas Lunch, which will take place from 11-30 am on Christmas Day at the branch on Lowergate. Everyone is welcome, including anyone who will be spending Christmas alone, as well as families. Transport can be provided.