Mayor of Barnsley backs Christmas Toy Bank appeal

The Mayor of Barnsley has been showing her support for the Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank appeal this week.

Councillor Caroline Makinson paid a visit to the Co-op in Royston to drop off presents which have been donated by the Royston Ward Alliance.

The Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank appeal was set up by residents Tony Batty and Liam Hardcastle to make sure that every child in the borough has a present to open on Christmas Day. The Council will provide support to distribute the toys across the borough in time for Christmas Day.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Caroline Makinson, said: "As Mayor of Barnsley and Chair of Royston Ward Alliance, I'm thrilled to be supporting the Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank appeal.

"The pandemic has increased the strain on parents to provide presents for their children this Christmas, but the generous response from residents across the borough has been outstanding.

"With my theme being children and young people, the appeal is something I feel passionate about, and it fills me with pride to know that children will not be going without a present this Christmas.

"I would like to say a huge thank you to my colleagues in the Royston Ward Alliance for their fantastic generosity donating these gifts.

"I would also like to thank Adam, the store manager at Royston Co-op, for his continued community support and for agreeing to be a drop-off point for the toy appeal."

For more information about the Barnsley Christmas Toy Bank appeal, including a full list of drop-off points for donations, please visit their Facebook page.

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