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Children shouldn’t go without at Christmas

[22/11/2011 | No comment]

Christmas is a special time, particularly for children. But I also know this time of year can bring added pressure and stress.

Many families in Leicester West are struggling to make ends meet and worrying about how they are going to find enough money to give their children even the most basic of gifts.

That’s why I’m supporting Toys on the Table a charity which seeks to provide toys and gifts at Christmas for children in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, who might otherwise not receive anything.

This year’s appeal hopes to collect 8,000 donated toys, which will be distributed to 4,000 disadvantaged children. On Friday, I visited the appeal’s head quarters and did my small bit to support the 15 volunteers who were very busy sorting and wrapping presents. You can see what the Leicester Mercury had to say about my visit by clicking here. If you can spare some of your time or are able to donate a gift, I’d urge you to support this very worthwhile cause. You can find out more information by clicking here.

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