Spread some festive cheer by donating toys for local children’s charities

Tesco staff in March, Joy and James Burton have organised a Christmas collection box for new toys an

Tesco staff in March, Joy and James Burton have organised a Christmas collection box for new toys and games. These will be distributed to childrens charities around the area .Left: Tesco store manager Mark Steele with staff James and Joy Burton. - Credit: Archant

A couple have launched a Christmas toy appeal at the Tesco stores in March to spread a smile around children’s charities and hospital wards in the local area.

Joy and James Burton, who both work as general assistants on the delicatessen counter, have set up a donation box for people to give toys and games for young people.

Mr Burton said: “It’s the first year it’s been done and we hope people in the town support it to give generously for local children’s charities.”

They are asking for donations of new items for boys and girls of any age.

There are donation boxes at both the Hostmoor Avenue site and the Tesco Express store in Broad Street.


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The toys will be wrapped and delivered in the run up to Christmas.

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