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Youth charity raises money for Newham Recorder toy appeal

Young people from the Challenge Network donate £100 they raised for the appeal Young people from the Challenge Network donate £100 they raised for the appeal

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12:00 PM

A youth charity has donated money it has raised to the Newham Recorder and Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal.

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More than 60 young people from the Challenge Network donated £100 to the appeal last Saturday (November 30) at an event in Durning Hall in Forest Gate.

The Challenge Network’s young members collected donations from their fellow members and staff to raise funds for this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal, which provides disadvantaged children with gifts for Christmas.

Paula Blake, toy appeal co-ordinator for charity Community Links, said: “I think it’s great that young people are taking an interest and supporting the Christmas appeal at such a young age.

“It’s really nice to know they are keen to support families who are most in need of help.”

Newham Recorder editor Michael Adkins said: “We’re very grateful that these young people took the time to raise this money for the Christmas Toy Appeal to make sure every child’s Christmas is special this year.

“I hope everyone will visit their local drop-off point and donate some toys to bring some joy to the lives of the children most in need of their generosity this festive season.”

For more information on the Toy Appeal or to volunteer call 020 743 9685 or email

You can also follow the appeal at and on Twitter @NewhamRecorder using the hashtag #ToyAppeal.

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