Christmas Toy and Gift Appeal

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Dundee City Council staff are appealing for donations of toys and gifts for vulnerable children around the city this Christmas.

A limited period of time is left for members of the public to contribute. Donations of Christmas toys and gifts for young people up to the age of 18 can be made until Friday 13th December.

The local authority workers’ Christmas Toy Appeal has partnered up with the Help for Kids campaign, the University of Dundee and a range of local businesses to raise funds and distribute gifts.

Efforts by Council staff so far have raised over 300 sacks of presents with an aim to exceed 1200 and ensure every child and young person has a present to open on Christmas Day.

Dundee City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Willie Sawers, said: “The scheme has been great at providing festive cheer for young Dundonians from some of the most challenging backgrounds.

“Members of the public don’t have long left to make a difference for a young person living in Dundee this year. I urge everyone who can to make the most of the opportunity.

“The Council’s Toy Appeal has officially been running for seven years. The organisers have contributed so much so far and are aiming to distribute more than £50,000 worth of gifts in the lead up to Christmas.”

Donations can be provided in the form of money or purchased gifts. They should be delivered to the Youth Employability Service team at Discover Opportunities Centre, 22 Crichton Street, Dundee, DD1 3AN.

Anyone who wants to donate or get involved in the appeal can contact Kiley West on 01382 434967.

The latest information about the Dundee Toy & Gift Appeal can be found on the campaign’s Twitter page at https://twitter.com/dundeetoyappeal

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