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Police launch Give a Gift Christmas appeal

PUBLISHED: 14:15 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:15 27 November 2015

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Knitting group

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Bexley residents are encouraged to donate gifts to children in care who may receive little or nothing this Christmas

A Give a Gift Christmas tree appeal has been launched by police in Bexley.

The appeal asks people in the borough to buy and donate a new toy or gift for local children in care that may receive little or nothing this Christmas.

It supports the Met’s Christmas Tree Project, which is spreading its cheer across London, with trees being lit up by officers outside police stations and in other public places in all of London’s 32 boroughs to ensure more children in need than ever have a present delivered to them in time for Christmas Day.

Residents are encouraged to get behind the campaign and give a gift by taking a tagged ribbon from the Christmas tree at Bexleyheath police station, and following the instructions on the tag.

This year the knitting group from The Holy Redeemer Church, Days Lane, Sidcup are producing toys in support of the Christmas tree appeal.

PCSO Peter Burt from Bexley Police said: “The support for the appeal has been fantastic, with the toys from the knitting group and other gifts being received already.

“This is something that will have a positive impact on a child who may otherwise receive little or nothing this Christmas.”

The gifts will be for children aged from one week to 17 years and the suggested spend for gifts this year is no more than £20.

All gifts should be donated on or before December 8, in time to be checked, wrapped and delivered to the children at their care homes before Christmas Day.

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