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Tesco donates 3,500 toys to the Salvation Army for children without Christmas presents

by Sophie Drew

Tesco has donated a lorry full of toys to the Salvation Army gift appeal, which sees presents delivered straight to families would otherwise go without gifts this Christmas.

The supermarket chain has given 3,500 toys to the appeal, delivered the Church’s distribution centre in Wollaston before they are distributed to churches across the UK.

The gifts included a number of popular childrens brands, including Peppa Pig, Lego, Hot Wheels and Paw Patrol.

Last year, the Salvation Army donated toys to almost 100,000 children in time for Christmas.

This year, as the cost of living continues to rise and more families find themselves in the grips of financial hardship, the Church is hoping to reach even more children.

Lt Col Dean Pallant of The Salvation Army said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Tesco this Christmas and thank them for their generous donation of toys.

“This year, faced with spiralling inflation and the soaring cost of living, more people in crisis are turning to The Salvation Army for help.

 “Donations like these provide a beacon of light to vulnerable families on the brink and help us bring joy to many children at Christmas.”

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