Derry Journal Toy Appeal 2014

Celebrating the launch of the Derry Journal Toy Appeal (L-R) William Allen, JP Regional Editor; Lieutenant Philip Coae, Salvation Army; Cormac Wilson, Derry City area president St Vincent de Paul; Margaret Foley, JP Content Sales Manager; Firefighter Stephen Aiken and Acting Crew Commander John McKinney. DER4914MC045
Celebrating the launch of the Derry Journal Toy Appeal (L-R) William Allen, JP Regional Editor; Lieutenant Philip Coae, Salvation Army; Cormac Wilson, Derry City area president St Vincent de Paul; Margaret Foley, JP Content Sales Manager; Firefighter Stephen Aiken and Acting Crew Commander John McKinney. DER4914MC045

The ‘Journal’ is today asking the North West public to dig deep and help make a local child’s Christmas.

Now in its 15th year, the Journal Toy Appeal, which runs in conjunction with the Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul and the Northern Ireland Fire Service, collects presents for needy children of all ages.

Over the past decade, the campaign has helped bring Christmas cheer to thousands of local families. Remember that the person you are buying for could be your neighbour.

All we ask is that, while you are out shopping, you slip an extra present into your basket.

In these times of economic cutbacks, there has never been a more important time to contribute.

Derry Journal Content Sales Manager Margaret Foley says ‘Derry people are famed for their generosity and year on year our Toy Appeal has provided a lifeline to many families in need over the festive period. With your help, we can try to ensure no child misses out. Put an extra toy in your trolley this year or, alternatively, donate some cash or a cheque to the appeal - all donations will go directly to families in need.”

Donations gratefully accepted to (new toys only) St Vincent de Paul, Ozanam House, 22 Bridge Street or at Salvation Army, John Street. You can also drop presents off at Northland Road Fire Station, or at the Derry Journal Offices.

If you prefer to make a donation other than toys, you can send cheques to Toy Appeal, Derry Journal, 113-118 Duncreggan Road, BT48 0AA

Why not email us at margaret.foley@derryjournal.com with a photo of you with your donated toys! All photos that do not run in our paper will appear on facebook. THANK YOU!