Salvation Army launches present appeal in Barnstaple

Barnstaple Superdrug manager Simon Sloman with Salvation Army Captain Vincent Wall launching the Chr

Barnstaple Superdrug manager Simon Sloman with Salvation Army Captain Vincent Wall launching the Christmas appeal. - Credit: Archant

Appeal launched today (Fri) means shoppers can donate presents at Superdrug in Barnstaple which will be given to children in need in the town.

THE Salvation Army in Barnstaple is launching its annual Christmas Present Appeal today (Friday) to help families in need.

The appeal will provide presents for children aged zero to 16-years-old across Barnstaple with a donation station in Barnstaple’s Superdrug store.

Shoppers can donate new gifts in the High Street shop from Friday until December 16, when they will be collected by the Salvation Army and given to those in need.

Captain Vincent Wall, of the Salvation Army, said gifts for all ages are welcome but the most sought after gifts are for teenage boys who often get left out in these sorts of appeals.

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“Many families linked with local partner agencies such as single-parent support networks and family centres have come to rely on the toys donated through The Salvation Army’s annual gift appeal,” he said.

“For children and young people we need everything, from soft and educational toys for the very youngest, to CDs, games, toys and accessories for older children.

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“If you have children or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews or young friends, think of what they might like in their Christmas stocking and consider buying one extra present and donating.

“We believe every child deserves a new gift at Christmas, and are therefore unable to take used or second hand items for the Christmas Present Appeal.”

All donations are welcome except food products or used toys. Donate your gift at Superdrug in the High Street, Barnstaple.

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