Salvation Army launches present appeal

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 November 2013


GENEROUS residents in Pill are being encouraged to donate a present for less fortunate children this Christmas.

The village’s branch of The Salvation Army will be collecting wrapped gifts for young people aged from 0-16 years old in the run-up to the festive season.

The presents will be given to youngsters who otherwise would have little or nothing to open on Christmas Day.

Gifts can be taken to the resource centre in Baltic Place from now until December 15, after which they will be distributed to children and families in need in the area.

Last year, residents in Pill and Portishead donated some 250 toys, along with food, and this was shared to about 30 families who might otherwise have struggled at Christmas.

The Salvation Army is anticipating having to help many more in need this year.

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