The Lancaster Guardian and BiG Storage Active Toy Appeal is delighted this week to welcome another famous face who is backing the 2014 campaign.
Sue Nicholls of Coronation Street fame visited the storage facility recently along with representatives of The Together Trust, one of the charities who will benefit from the donated gifts.
Sue Nicholls said: “I am delighted to support the Big Storage Toy Appeal. I know from my involvement with The Together Trust over many years how much the gifts are appreciated.
“I encourage everyone reading this to donate to the appeal and play your part to help disadvantaged children and young people have a brighter, happier Christmas.”
The Together Trust provides a range of social care, special education and community support services to more than 1,700 vulnerable children, young people and adults and their families every year across the north west.
This includes those with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, communication difficulties, complex medical needs and sensory impairments.
Helen Brailsford, fundraising manager, said: “The Together Trust is hugely grateful to Big Storage for again selecting us a beneficiary of the appeal, and to everyone who donates so generously.
“The children and young people who will receive these gifts face significant challenges in their lives on a daily basis, and the appeal really helps us to make their Christmas special.”
Paul Whittaker, Toy Appeal co-ordinator, said: “I have been overwhelmed by the response we have received.”
BiG Storage is located in Northgate, White Lund, Morecambe, and can be contact on 01524 65272.
The branch is open six days a week for donations (8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm Sat).