Hinckley & Rugby Building Society staff and customers have donated almost 200 toys for children in Leicestershire and Rutland who might otherwise go without a gift this Christmas.
Dozens of staff and many customers donated the new toys as part of Leicestershire Cares’ 18th annual Collect for Christmas Appeal.
The toys are going to the Leicester charity Toys on the Table which sorts them into children’s age groups, wraps them and passes them onto children across Leicestershire and Rutland.
The Hinckley & Rugby donations included games, toys and one customer’s gift of more than 40 brand new Beanie Baby bears.
Carla Loughrey, assistant marketing & PR manager, who co-ordinated Hinckley & Rugby’s Collect for Christmas campaign, said:
“Thanks to the generosity of colleagues and customers there are going to be some very excited children on Christmas Day.”
Leicestershire Cares community development coordinator Sarah Green said:
“Once again Hinckley & Rugby has offered wonderful support to our Collect for Christmas campaign this year. The generosity of its caring staff to help others is simply amazing and their donations will make a tremendous difference to Toys on the Table and the children it supports.”