Parkhead donates toys for people in poverty

10 November 2014

Parkhead service users with donated toys

Santa's little helpers at Parkhead have collected an array of soft toys, dolls and teddies to give to the charity's 5p Bus service.

The toys were collected as a result of a request by the Ashington day resource centre's news team.

"The newsletter group sent out a letter to everyone requesting old toys and this is what we got!" said Parkhead manager, Nicola Johnson.

The 5p Bus manager, Iris Boyd, said: "We have been desperately short of toys. The toy boxes have been very bare over the summer, so these have come at just the right time! The toys are a wonderful contribution and will be used for distribution by our 5p Bus to communities struggling to make ends meet."

The Parkhead gifts will supplement the charity's annual staff appeal for donations of new toys. Distribution of the toys will start at the end of November as the bus begins its monthly tour schedule to allow everyone living in poverty a fair chance to buy Christmas gifts at just 5p each.

"It makes it a very affordable Christmas for families who don't have very much at all," said Iris.

Anyone who would like to donate new gifts to the toy appeal should contact Iris on 0191 228 0111 or leave them at St Cuthberts House with receptionist, Angey Brown.