200 gifts for children donated to Brid opticians

More than 200 gifts were donated to Specsavers - staff Annette Crawshaw, Keeley Farren anbd Jackie Fairbairn with customer Christine Brown donating toys.
More than 200 gifts were donated to Specsavers - staff Annette Crawshaw, Keeley Farren anbd Jackie Fairbairn with customer Christine Brown donating toys.

AN ANNUAL toy appeal has handed over more than 200 Christmas gifts for local youngsters.

Staff at Specsavers, on King Street, ran their annual Christmas toy appeal again in 2012, with members of the public donating gifts to the store.

More than 200 children’s Christmas gifts, which included some donated by the Round Table from their Wishing Tree appeal, were given to Bridlington Central Children’s Safeguarding Team, run from Hilderthorpe School.

From there, the toys were handed out to under-privileged children, up to age 16, living in the local area.

Pat Cross, deputy manager at the store, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to all of our customers who were once again fantastic in donating presents.

“People come in a few months before Christmas and ask when the appeal starts because they really want to help.”

Specsavers staff started the appeal by buying presents for the collection instead of buying Christmas cards for each other around eight years ago.