Council is collecting gifts

If you have a present to donate to this year’s Give a Gift appeal, you can drop it off at South Holland District Council’s Spalding offices.

The district council is one of the companies kindly supporting this year’s campaign as a collection point.

The appeal, which was launched by Coun Harry Drury in 2011, helps to ensure Christmas is a happy time for children aged between three and 14 years, who would not receive a gift otherwise.

“We respectfully ask that the gifts are in new or ‘as new’ condition and we are unable to accept cuddly toys, make-up, toiletries or food and perishable items due to health and safety,” said Coun Drury. “The presents can be of any value to suit your budget.”

We’ll be delighted if you decide to support the appeal, which closes at 5pm on Monday, December 16, but ask you please not to gift wrap your present – they need to be assessed to ensure children receive suitable toys to open on December 25.

Separately, top quality used cuddly toys carrying the CE mark are sought by the Donate A Cuddle appeal as part of Ella’s Project.

Other collection points this year are:
The Spalding and South Holland Voice, 2 Gooidson Road, Lincs Gateway Business Park, Spalding;
DGG Property Consultants, Welland Workspace, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding;
Baytree Winter Wonderland;
Sainsbury’s, Holland Market;
Beales Department Store, Market Place, Spalding;
Ashwood Homes developments – Cowbit, Kirton, Crowland, Donington, Holbeach and Swineshead.

If you know of any families in the South Holland or Boston area who might benefit from the campaign, email Rachel at or write in confidence to Spalding and South Holland Voice, 2 Goodison Road, Lincs Gateway Business Park, Spalding, PE12 6FY.

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