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Police toy appeal is a major success in Bexley

PUBLISHED: 13:04 18 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:04 18 December 2019

Director of children's services Stephen Kitchman with Bexley PCSOs Todd, Turner and Cimen, Amazon representative Jamie McCabe and children services team members who support the campaign in Bexley. Picture: Bexley Council

Director of children's services Stephen Kitchman with Bexley PCSOs Todd, Turner and Cimen, Amazon representative Jamie McCabe and children services team members who support the campaign in Bexley. Picture: Bexley Council

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A toy appeal has been such a success, hundreds of vulnerable children across the borough are set to get a Christmas present.

More than 800 children and young adults in need across Bexley will receive a unexpected Christmas present this year.

And it is all thanks to a large donation organised by local police officers.

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The local officers have already delivered over 2,000 presents to the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath and the authority is now passing them on to children and young people in need aged from newborn to 17.

The officers from Bexleyheath police station donated 200 presents and encouraged the public and businesses to donate what they could as part of the Metropolitan Police Service's annual Met Christmas Appeal.

Trinity Church of England School in Erith and Barclays Bank, Bexleyheath were among the many that donated gifts.

The presents were picked up and delivered by Amazon which also donated £1,500.

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