Belfast Telegraph

Children’s gifts needed for annual appeal

There is just over a week left for people to donate children’s presents to The Family Appeal.

Run by The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul, with support from BBC NI, the Family Appeal provides gifts where families are facing financial hardship.

Last year almost 11,500 children received Christmas gifts.

“Aileen Coney, of St Vincent de Paul said: “The Family Appeal is a very practical way to make a difference this Christmas. We urge members of the public to buy an extra gift and help our charities make Christmas a happy occasion for many local families.’

Donations can be accepted until Wednesday, December 15. Gifts can be left unwrapped in branches of The Salvation Army, Society of St Vincent de Paul, Tesco; First Trust Bank; Superdrug; Open & Direct; Ulster Property Sales, selected branches of Co-Op stores and anywhere you see the bright yellow Family Appeal posters.

All gifts must be new and suitable for children aged 0 – 16 years of age.

If you feel you would be eligible for assistance contact 9024 0826, as soon as possible.

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