Hundreds of Christmas gifts are on their way to local children and young people thanks to the generosity of residents, community groups and organisations from across the borough.
Since launching the appeal on 23 November, organisers from Wirral Council’s children’s services team have been inundated with more than 500 gifts destined for vulnerable children, from newborn babies up to teenagers.
After collecting the donations from drop-off points at the Floral Pavilion, ASDA Woodchurch, TESCO Bidston, and from Children’s Centres across Wirral, the team has now begun to match suitable gifts with their recipients.
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor George Davies, dropped by to lend a hand and to thank everyone for all their efforts. The Mayor said, “Once again, local people have responded magnificently to an appeal to help others in our borough. Their kindness and goodwill are there to see in every single gift donated.
“On behalf of the Council and the many recipients of these presents, I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity, including all those who organised the appeal and all of the collections and distribution.
“The magnificent response really does show that despite all the current challenges, the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Wirral.”