This week sees the launch of the MRC Christmas Toy Appeal for The Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville.
For more than 25 years the local charity has run a very successful appeal to support families in Coalville and surrounding areas by providing presents for children. The families referred to MRC Community Action are, for whatever reason, unable to provide presents for their children at Christmas-time.
Lesley Massey, Children & Families Services Manager said "We know everyone is feeling the pinch in their pockets at the moment, but without our Toy Appeal there are children in our community who will go without this year" Lesley added "Last year we were able to give presents to more than 100 children and we would not be able to do this without the support of local schools, churches and families supporting us. The main aim of our appeal is to make someone's Christmas a little brighter but we need help to do this".
Throughout November and December anyone can donate brand new books, games and toys to the appeal by dropping them into The Marlene Reid Centre. If you are able to support the appeal in any way your help would be appreciated.
For more information call The Marlene Reid Centre on 01530 510515 or visit our website www.mrc.uk.net