Camborne Salvation Army to launch its Christmas Present Appeal
A CAMPAIGN to make disadvantaged children's Christmas in Camborne a happy one has been launched.
Camborne Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal is asking the public to buy an extra toy for children aged up to 16 years and drop it unwrapped to Superdrug pharmacy in the town centre before December 17.
The gifts will then be distributed to children and families in the area through the charity's own networks, local groups and social services.
Camborne mayor Jean Charman, who helped to launch the appeal recently, said: "It is a sad reflection on our society that some families are having to choose between putting food on the table or buying toys for their children.
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"All children deserve to have a happy Christmas, so let's make that happen."
Salvation Army's lieutenant Andy Toby added: "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 it."