Lincolnshire Co-op collects toys for underprivileged children

Over the festive season, Lincolnshire Co-op will be collecting toys for disadvantaged local children, but need residents’ help.

The 13 travel branches of the Co-op will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to fill up “Santa’s suitcase”, then the suitcase will be given to a local good cause in time for Christmas Day.

It doesn’t matter the size of cost of the toy, as long as it is in new condition.

The toys will be donated to:

  • Lincoln Tritton Road – Schoeffer House, which helps homeless families in the city.
  • Carlton Centre, Lincoln – Action for Children, a charity which speaks out for the most vulnerable, neglected and disadvantaged children and young people.
  • Grantham, Horncastle and Sleaford – local Home Start branches. Home Start is a voluntary organisation which offers help to families with young children.
  • Newark – Children’s Bereavement Centre Newark, which supports children who have lost a loved one.
  • Long Sutton and Gainsborough – Local County Council’s Children’s Services
  • Spalding – Boston Pilgrim Hospital Children’s ward
  • Grimsby – Grimsby Hospital Children’s Ward
  • Louth – Grimsby Children’s Hospice
  • Market Rasen and Boston – Local branches of the Salvation Army

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Travel Group Manager Wayne Dennett said: “It’s easy to forget at Christmas time that not everyone is as fortunate as us.

“We’re encouraging all our customers to support the appeal, and make sure children in the area have the Christmas that they deserve.”