Children’s charity Barnardos has launched its Christmas toy appeal in Donegal.
The charity is asking shoppers in Donegal to add the Barnardos Christmas Toy Appeal to their shopping lists this festive season and help make a child’s Christmas.
Every Christmas Barnardos needs gifts for children of all ages, from babies through to teenagers. The charity asks that all gifts are new and unwrapped and has a handy gift guide available on its website, www.barnardos.ie, to help shoppers choose age-appropriate toys and gifts.
For the seventh year running, GLS ParcelShops are supporting the Barnardos Toy Appeal. Drop your gift off at any of 180 GLS ParcelShops nationwide by Friday 16 December and it will be delivered to Barnardos in time for Christmas.
The GLS ParcelShop in Donegal are located in: Centra Ballyshannon, Assaroe Road, Ballyshannon; Ideal Gifts and Flowers, William Street, Raphoe; Duffy Express Freight, Cottage Farm, Newtoncunningham; Bolands Centra, Navenny Street, Ballybofey; Craft Gallery, Main Street, Glenties; and Donegal Stationery, 50 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Speaking at the launch, Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said: “For most of us, Christmas brings up happy memories. But for many of the families we work with in Barnardos, it can be a burden. Thousands of children and families are facing hardships every day across the country – and we see first-hand the extra pressure they come under at Christmas.”
“We are truly grateful that, for the seventh year running, GLS ParcelShops will make sure every child we work with receives a Christmas gift. Thanks to GLS ParcelShops and all those who so generously donate to the Toy Appeal each year, we can make sure the children and families we work with experience the magic of Christmas.”