Listen to carols and bring toys

ORGANISERS of a campaign to collect toys for deprived families across North Somerset this Christmas are appealing for donations. Each year the Salvation Army in Pill takes part in the charity's national campaign to collect toys for less fortunate children

ORGANISERS of a campaign to collect toys for deprived families across North Somerset this Christmas are appealing for donations.Each year the Salvation Army in Pill takes part in the charity's national campaign to collect toys for less fortunate children at Christmas.This year ASDA has stepped in as a collection point, but with no store in the village, the charity is now organising events where the toys can be taken.This year there will be a carol service at the Salvation Army Citadel in Heywood Road, Pill, on December 3 at 10.30am.A second carol service will be held at the new Gordano School hall on December 10 at 5pm.Pill Salvation Army captain Andrew Clark said: "We have arranged the two carol services in December so members of the public can bring along new toys to give to us to distribute in the locality."Suitable items would include toys that don't need batteries such as dolls, cars, board games."What is particularly needed are gifts which are suitable for young teenagers and older children."Cash donations to any Salvation Army Band or carol singers throughout December will also be used to buy toys and food for a wide variety of people in need across North Somerset at Christmas.Anyone wanting more information can contact Mr Clark on 01275 373970 or e-mail pill.corps@salvationarmy.org.uk