How can you help?

Salvationist watching as child with fringe opens presents
For this appeal we need new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food. We especially need gifts for teenage boys and under three year olds.

Once the appeal is underway, please bring your generous donations to BBC Radio Norfolk's sleigh at The Forum, Norwich or any Salvation Army shop or centre in Norfolk.

Ideas for toy donations

0-3 years: soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes;

3-5 years: books, dressing up clothes, cars, lorries, dolls, action figures and soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, CDs (music, stories and nursery rhymes), suitable DVDS, colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles, footballs;

5-9 years: dolls and action figures, educational games and toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs and family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, word searches, crosswords, skateboards, sports equipment and clothing;

9-12 years: games and toys, sports equipment and clothing, stationery, CDs, DVDs, books, T-Shirts, hair ornaments, gloves, scarves, hats;

13-17 years: CDs, DVDs, books, toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats and other fashion accessories.

Ideas for food donations

We would like each hamper to contain:

  • A family size Christmas Pudding
  • Confectionery
  • Mince pies
  • Shortbread
  • Savoury snacks
  • Dried pasta or rice
  • Tinned meat or fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned baked beans
  • Tinned vegetables

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