Christmas Toy Appeal launched with supermarket sweep
PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 November 2017
A supermarket swept its shelves to mark the start of our annual Toy Appeal.
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.”
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