Chester’s Christmas Toy Appeal set to launch

Chester’s Christmas Toy Appeal will be launched soon, and local businesses and individuals are urged to lend their support.

Toys donated to the appeal will be given to youngsters on Christmas Day who would otherwise miss out on opening a present.

Bridget Ball, Chesterfield’s marketing manager, said: “With so many families struggling this year, it is more important than ever that we receive donations.

“We appreciate that it is a tough time for everyone at the moment, but if you can donate just one gift it would really help.

“As a club with such a key role in the community, we really want to make a difference, but we cannot do that without support.

“Last year, with YOUR support, we provided toys to 129 families at Christmas, which was tremendous.

“We are grateful to Brett Martin, who have agreed to sponsor this year’s appeal.”

Mark Spacie, managing director of Brett Martin, said: “As a major employer in the community and a family-owned business, we are delighted to be sponsoring such a worthy cause.

“This will make such a huge difference to many local families this Christmas and we encourage donations, however small or large.”