I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has bought toys for my annual Toy Appeal. This is the seventh year I have collected toys for the Salvation Army to distribute to children in the local area who otherwise would not receive any gifts this Christmas, and this year the people of Tynedale and Ponteland have once again been incredibly generous.
There is still time to donate toys though- toys, cuddly toys, colouring books and much more will be very gratefully received, but new toys only please! Gifts can be dropped off at my two constituency offices at 1 Meal Market, Hexham, or at Office 2, Horton Park, Ponteland NE13 6BU between now and Friday.
Thank you once again to everyone who has donated toys- they really will help to give local children a very happy Christmas!