THE Telegraph & Argus is asking our readers to help us bring Christmas cheer to some of the most needy in the city by supporting this year’s Toys & Tins Christmas Appeal.

Our inaugural appeal last year was a huge success, thanks to our generous readers and local businesses.

Our 2017 appeal will once again see toys plus tins of food distributed through our charity partner Bradford Women’s Aid, which provides support, assistance and accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

To set the ball rolling, Ron Smith, manager of Tesco, in Canal Road, along with the store’s community champion Tracy Porter, has generously donated £200 worth of toys and tins.

Ms Porter said: “The T&A Toys & Tins Appeal was a great success last year and we are happy to help again with a donation of food and gifts.”

Sally Deane, director of Bradford Women’s Aid, added: “This

appeal at Christmas time will mean a lot to the women and children we support. It will mean that families with very little or nothing will have toys and food over the Christmas period which will bring some happiness and comfort to what would be otherwise a very bleak time.”

Nigel Burton, editor of the Telegraph & Argus, added: “Bradford Women’s Aid is a fantastic and worthy charity helping women and children fleeing domestic violence and, thanks to the generosity of our readers and local businesses, was able to ensure that all children in its charge received a gift last Christmas.


“Once again we ask the public and local businesses to help us spread some festive joy and ensure these vulnerable people, living in difficult circumstances, have a happy Christmas.”

We are looking for unwrapped gifts for boys and girls of all ages, and tins of food with a long shelf life.

They can be left at our reception in Hall Ings, Bradford, between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. The last day for donations is Friday, December 15.