THIS year’s festive toy appeal run by the Wisbech Anglia Co-operative Travel branch in conjunction with the Citizen has been given a major boost thanks to supermarket giant Tesco.
The appeal is for the Salvation Army’s Santa’s Suitcase campaign, which provides toys for under-privileged children of all ages across Fenland.
It is the fifth year the Citizen has joined forces with Wisbech Co-operative Travel, but it is the first year that supermarket giant Tesco have added their backing.
Both the March and Wisbech stores are acting as collection points for donated toys, toiletries and goodies for children aged from birth to teenagers.
And the Wisbech store has also donated £500 to be spent in the supermarket on goodies for the youngsters.
On Tuesday Major Rob Smart, Officer in Charge at Wisbech Salvation Army, went along to Wisbech Tesco to spend the £500 vouchers helped by Citizen reporter Sarah Cliss, deputy store manager Amy Davies and staff member Linda Dyke.
Santa’s Suitcase runs until Friday December 16.
Donations of new toys can be dropped off at the Citizen office at 11 Union Street, Wisbech; Co-operative Travel Branch at Beales Store, Church Terrace, Wisbech; Tesco store Cromwell Road, Wisbech or Tesco store Hostmoor Avenue, March.