Toy appeal saved thanks to reprive

A TOWN’S toy appeal has been given a last minute reprieve.

Methodist Minister Tony Buglass has teamed up with the chairman of Ground Floor to support low income families across Hebden Bridge.

Since it was set up 18 years ago, more than 3,000 families have been helped.

But Mr Siddall had feared he would have to pull the plug because there was not enough staff to run it.

But they have now been saved and need to beaver away like Christmas elves to make sure there are enough toys to help families this Christmas. Rev Buglass said: “The Toy Appeal is now atarting much later than usual and we urgently need donations of toys and gifts from the public and also from businesses”.

Toys need to be in a good condition and while all will be gratefully received people are asked to avoid donating cuddly toys.

Toys can be left at the Ground Floor project, Salem Community Centre, Hebden Bridge between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday or at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church on Sunday’s from 11.30am to 12.30pm.