Specsavers appeal

Specsavers'Christmas Present appeal, this year for Home Start. 'Home start will close in march unless they have enough funding'PA1147-16'Heathe Hoggart-McKue (Home Start), Tracy Elliott, Wendy Gaines, Alstair Segal, Siobhan Oldale
Specsavers'Christmas Present appeal, this year for Home Start. 'Home start will close in march unless they have enough funding'PA1147-16'Heathe Hoggart-McKue (Home Start), Tracy Elliott, Wendy Gaines, Alstair Segal, Siobhan Oldale

SPECSAVERS staff have started the store’s annual toy appeal and are urging shoppers to be generous and donate gifts to the collection.

Staff at the store, on King Street, have begun collecting gifts which will be sent to Homestart Bridlington and Driffield, and distributed to deprived children and teenagers throughout the town.

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

Deputy manager at Specsavers, Pat Cross, said: “We hope that members of the public are once again generous enough to support us and donate gifts, everything is very gratefully received.

“Since it started around seven years ago, we have had a fantastic response from people in Bridlington and we hope that continues.”

To contribute to the collection, wrap a present and put a label on it indicating the age and whether it is intended for a boy or girl.

Presents should be dropped off at the Specsavers store on King Street and items should be for children up to 16-years-old. The last day for collection will be Tuesday December 20, to allow Homestart enough time to deliver the gifts.