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Weeklies’ appeal sees readers donate more than 1,000 Christmas toys

Readers donated more than 1,000 toys to a Christmas appeal launched by two sister weeklies.

The Goole Times and the Selby Times received more than 500 toys each for the appeal, and each newspaper will also donate a bicycle to go to a disadvantaged child on Christmas Day.

The campaign has been run with local children’s centres and branches of Lions International.

The toys have now been wrapped and distributed to less well-off families by children’s centre staff.

Goole Times staff and children's centre volunteers with some of the donations

Goole Times staff and children’s centre volunteers with some of the donations

Kezia Buckley, acting editor, said: “It is fantastic that our kind-hearted readers have donated so many toys, once again, to our annual appeal.

“Every year we are blown away by the generosity of our readers, who go out of their way to ensure that everyone has a gift to open on Christmas morning.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated to this year’s appeal, we have seen an unprecedented number of toys this year and hope it makes a huge difference to families.”