I have now spoken with the Salvation Army with regard to possible donations for their Christmas food parcels and Christmas toy parcels. I apologise this hasn't come sooner.
For anyone wishing to donate any food items, long-life items are best, particularly packets and tins. Please NO FRESH ITEMS. This year more than ever they cannot distribute them safely, nor within their use by date. They will also happily receive donations of nappies and baby products.
If anyone would like to donate any toys, could you please ensure they are new and DO NOT require batteries. The gentleman I spoke said that some of the families they donate to are that poor that once the batteries stop working, the families cannot afford to replace them! They are specifically looking for gifts for teenagers (more so, boys) or babies and toddlers. However, they would be grateful to receive anything at all.
There will be two containers available for donations NEXT THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER - obviously one at the Y1 entrance and one at the Rec/Y2 entrance. Please do not bring donations at any other time as we will be unable to take them into school. The Salvation Army will then be collecting the donations Thursday afternoon.
Again, I apologise this is short notice but it's been difficult to get hold of the Salvation Army given how busy they are at this time of year.