Salvation Army’s Toys and Tins roadshow heading to Great Yarmouth
The Salvation Army will be coming to Great Yarmouth as part of a tour to collect presents and food for families in need this Christmas.
The Toys and Tins appeal, which last year supported more than 4400 people, will be launching next week with a roadshow touring the county to collect donations.
Arriving in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, people are invited to bring their toys and tins so the Salvation Army can start sorting and distributing hampers to families struggling to buy gifts for their children and put food on the table.
Hazel Sommerville, volunteer coordinator of the appeal, said: “Every year we are amazed by the generosity of the Norfolk people which has been transforming Christmases through the Toys & Tins appeal for the last 30 years. Last year your donations equated to more than £80,000.
“The Christmas story inspires us as a church to reach out to those in need, so we’re running the Toys & Tins appeal once again this year to ensure that every family across Norfolk gets the opportunity to enjoy some festive treats this Christmas.”
People are invited to drop off non-perishable food and new, unused toys for children and young people aged nought to 17 years old at the Toys & Tins Roadshow. If you cannot get to a roadshow location then people are encouraged to visit their local Salvation Army – contact details can be found via salvationarmy.org.uk. Salvation Army volunteers will then make up food hampers, sort the gifts and distribute to children and families through The Salvation Army’s own networks, local groups and social services.
Gifts can include anything from soft and educational toys for the very youngest child, to games, toys and accessories for older children. The food hampers hope to include festive treats so Christmas puddings, mince pies and confectionary are needed in addition to tinned goods.
The Salvation Army works throughout the year to provide compassionate support, a listening ear and practical help to people who are vulnerable or in need across Norfolk.
For more information about the Toys and Tins appeal, please visit salvationarmy.org.uk/toys-and-tins-appeal, phone 01603 724408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.