Toy Appeal: Lyn Brown’s gift of toys and money

Lyn Brown MP making her donation to appeal coordinator Paula Blake as part of the Community Links To

Lyn Brown MP making her donation to appeal coordinator Paula Blake as part of the Community Links Toy Appeal (photo: Arnaud Stephenson) - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

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.

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