Once again Plus Dane Housing, the Chronicle, Congleton Town Council and members of the local branch of the NSPCC are working together to run the successful annual NSPCC Congleton Toy Appeal, which delivers gifts to local children most in need.
Running until Friday, 16th December it is hoped that local people will once again dig deep and donate a new toy or suitable gift for a child or teenager. Toys can be dropped off at:
• Congleton Information Centre (town hall foyer);
• Chronicle Office on Market Square;
• Boots Barn Road; and
• Plus Dane offices on Worrall Street (Thursday 10am–2pm).
The toys are sorted, and age / sex-appropriate toys and gifts are given to the parents and carers of those children identified as being in need of support. It is important that the person knows what they are giving, so please do not wrap the gift.
This year it is expected that the demand will be greater than ever as more people struggle to meet the basic costs.
As well as toys for all ages, the NSPCC stressed the need for educational toys, games, stationery and treats aimed at young teenagers.
The appeal will also welcome donations of cash, 100% of which will be given to support the National Childline. Donations of cash can be dropped into the Chronicle Office reception or Congleton Information Centre in the town hall foyer marked NSPCC.
All toys collected go to local children. As in previous years, the appeal can only accept new toys.
The collection runs until 16th December.