EVERY year, hundreds of disadvantaged children across St Helens and Wigan face a Christmas without gifts.
To help combat this, St Helens College has pledged support to the 102.4 Wish fm Christmas Toy appeal.
The annual campaign, which launched this week, asks the public to buy just one additional Christmas present to donate and help make a local child’s Christmas.
Clare Webster, Head of Department for Health, Sports & Public Services, said: “Our Health and Social Care students and staff made hundreds of donations last year and by becoming a central collection point this year, we hope to smash that target.
“There is absolutely no reason at all why a local child should have to go without a gift at Christmas and we are pledging our support to this campaign as we want to make a real difference in our local community. We need donations of new, unused gifts for children from babies to teens, toys or gift vouchers are perfect.”
St Helens College Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens is an official collection point. To make a donation, simply drop an unwrapped gift into reception.
There tends to be a particular shortage of gifts for newborn babies and teenagers.
The collection point closes on Tuesday December 16 at 4pm.