Festive appeal for gifts at Christmas

CHRISTMAS presents are wanted by the Salvation Army in Bognor Regis.

It has launched its annual appeal to help families in the area who might otherwise have struggled.

Last year’s appeal saw the Salvation Army collect hundreds of gifts and toys. The leader of the local group, Lieutenant Marion Rouffet, remembers a pink scooter and a blue scooter being given for a brother and sister.

“The Think Family key worker could not believe that such lovely gifts had been allocated to one of his families and was excited because he knew how much they would be loved and appreciated by the children,” she said.

“He reported that their mother burst into tears on the doorstep when he turned up with the scooters and the food hamper that had been put together for them.”

Gifts can be left at the Salvation Army Charity Shop in the Queensway until December 16. Used items and food should not be handed in.