Toy Appeal: Lyn Brown’s gift of toys and money
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West Ham MP Lyn Brown has voiced her support for the Christmas Toy Appeal.
She handed over a collection of toys and gifts at Community Links’ Barking Road headquarters, plus a cheque for £100, which will be used to buy even more presents.
Her donation marked the launch of the 100 Club, where businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate £100, of which every last penny will be spent on providing gifts for impoverished children in the borough.
Lyn said: “Once again Community Links and the Recorder have shown what an asset they are to our community in Newham.
“It’s a very great pleasure to again contribute towards such a fantastic cause. I know it goes such a long way to ensuring that children in Newham, and not just those whose parents can afford it, are able to open a stocking on Christmas morning.”
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She added: “I congratulate Kevin and everyone at Community Links, and of course everybody at the Recorder, for making the Toy Appeal a great success for the thirty-eighth year.”
Kevin Jenkins, founder and life president of Community Links, said: “I am really grateful to Lyn for her donation and support, as well as helping to launch our 100 Club.”
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The Christmas Toy Appeal, run by the Recorder in conjunction with Community Links, has received a strong response from readers.
The collection box in the Recorder office is steadily filling up, as are those at collection points across Newham.