Search

Christmas Toy Appeal launched with supermarket sweep

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 November 2017

Paula Blake receiving a toy appeal donation from the manager of Tesco Extra at Gallions Reach Kam Prajapati, Tesco Borough Community Champion Audrey Humes and staff

Paula Blake receiving a toy appeal donation from the manager of Tesco Extra at Gallions Reach Kam Prajapati, Tesco Borough Community Champion Audrey Humes and staff

Archant

A supermarket swept its shelves to mark the start of our annual Toy Appeal.

Paula Blake receiving a toy appeal donation from the manager of Tesco Extra at Gallions Reach Kam Prajapati, Tesco Borough Community Champion Audrey Humes and staffPaula Blake receiving a toy appeal donation from the manager of Tesco Extra at Gallions Reach Kam Prajapati, Tesco Borough Community Champion Audrey Humes and staff

Retail giant Tesco gave away a bumper batch of stocking stuffers at their store in Gallions Reach Shopping Park.

Board games, beads, dolls, radios and crayons were among the first set of gifts given away at the Armada Way, Beckton store.

Paula Blake, of Canning Town charity Community Links, checked out with around £650 worth of free goods for the borough’s boys and girls.

The supermarket joined the Recorder for its third year helping to support disadvantaged children in east London, said Tesco community champion for Newham Audrey Humes.

She said: “We donated last year and the year before: it’s something close to us.

“We try to support vulnerable children and people within the community.

“One of our main objectives is to try and support our kids.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder