Bring a smile to a disadvantaged child and boost hard-up families this Christmas with the Give a Gift Campaign.
The Standard has teamed up with Thomas Campbell Estate Agents to launch its appeal – which saw hundreds of toys donated and delivered to children last year.
The 2013 gift appeal was extra poignant given the events of December 5 – with many families’ homes and belongings devastated by the flood.
This year it is being supported by Asda and Boston Borough Council – and those who can help are urged to donate good quality toys.
“A lot of people in the Boston area simply cannot afford such a privilege this year,” said Harry Drury, director of Thomas Campbell Estate Agents. “Some are still repairing their homes and lives after last year’s floods.
“This is why I urge people to come forward.”
Donations of new or quality second-hand toys are needed – which will then be wrapped up and delivered to families.
Mr Drury said: “I have always been fortunate in that my family has always been in a position to spoil me at all times of the year, which unknowingly I always took for granted.
“Now I am a father, I have the opportunity to appreciate watching your children open a present on Christmas morning, but, also realise the cost implication in doing so,
“We are delighted to be part of this campaign as we believe the real message of Christmas is community, goodwill and giving.
“Being a local independent business based in the heart of Boston’s town centre, this campaign allows us to facilitate our key moral objective in serving and giving something back to the local community.”
Those who are in a position to ‘Give a Gift’ can donate toys to the drop-off points at Boston Asda, Thomas Campbell Estate Agents, on Fish Hill, The Standard office in Church Lane, or Boston Borough Council HQ, Municipal Buildings, in West Street.
Those who need the appeal’s support can email the editor firstname.lastname@example.org, drop a letter off at The Standard or visit www. thomas-campbell.co.uk/help and leave their details.
Mr Drury added: “There is no shame in asking for a little help for your children this Christmas.”