A massive thank-you

Russell and Alison Day of Wisbech Salvation Army collect toys for the Fenland Citizen Xmas toy appeal from Sarah Cliss (left, Fenland Citizen) and Co-operative Travel acting manager Harriet Secker.
Russell and Alison Day of Wisbech Salvation Army collect toys for the Fenland Citizen Xmas toy appeal from Sarah Cliss (left, Fenland Citizen) and Co-operative Travel acting manager Harriet Secker.
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Youngsters across the area will be having a happier Christmas thanks to the generosity of Fenland people.

Toys and gifts of all shapes and sizes have flooded in for our annual toy appeal run in conjunction with Co-Op Travel based in Beales in Church Terrace, Wisbech, for the Salvation Army Santa’s Suitcase appeal.

This year saw two new collection points in March - Co-Op Store in Badgeney Road and Boyes in Station Road - and people in the town rallied to give their support too.

And on Thursday the toys were presented to Russell and Alison Day of Wisbech Salvation Army, who will help distribute them via Social Services to all the families and children in need in this area this Christmas.

The couple were overwhelmed by the generosity of people and Russell said: “I just can’t believe how generous people have been. I’m sure these toys and gifts will put a smile on a lot of young faces this Christmas.”

And Harriet Secker of Co-operative Travel, was also amazed by the huge response this year’s appeal.

“I really think this has been one of the best responses we have ever had. People have been amazingly generous,” she said.