London,
21
December
2016
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14:46
Europe/London

Record year for Mayor's Christmas toy appeal

More than 400 vulnerable Camden children and teenagers are set to receive a Christmas present, thanks to the generosity of those taking part in the Mayor of Camden's Christmas toy appeal.

Having been brought to the Town Hall before yesterday's deadline (Monday 21), the gifts have now been wrapped and will be delivered by council staff to vulnerable children and teenagers who are in care, are temporarily homeless, or living in poverty.

Many of these children may not have received a Christmas present this year if it wasn't for the residents and businesses taking part in this year's appeal.

Mayor of Camden, Nadia Shah, said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that so many residents and businesses chose to donate Christmas presents for disadvantaged children and teenagers in Camden.

“Every child deserves to have a special Christmas and these gifts are going to make a huge difference to the recipients. Thank you to everyone who has taken part.”

The large number of toys and gifts donated is a significant increase on the 130 provided last year.