Kind donations of toys are slowly beginning to appear following the launch of this year’s Christmas toy appeal.
The Clitheroe Advertiser and the Ribble Valley branch of the Salvation Army have teamed up to help families and children who might otherwise go without this Christmas.
For the 14th year running, the generosity of Valley residents is once again being called upon to help families less fortunate than themselves. Appeal co-ordinator Captain Elizabeth Smith, said: “The toys are beginning to come in and we would encourage everyone to continue donating either to the Salvation Army Charity Shop on Lowergate, or the Skipton Building Society, in Market Street. We expect a longer list of children this year than last year, due to the increasing poverty in our area. But the public have never failed to help us and we have always been able to meet the need in the past, so we believe this year will be no different.