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Toy Appeal: MP sets off from Westminster to West Ham to donate

PUBLISHED: 11:59 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 05 December 2017

Stephen Timms MP handing over the cheque to administrator Jane Underdown at Community Links. Picture: Ken Mears

Stephen Timms MP handing over the cheque to administrator Jane Underdown at Community Links. Picture: Ken Mears

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East Ham MP Stephen Timms chequed in at Canning Town to donate to the Toy Appeal.

The Labour MP handed Community Links administrator Jane Underdown a cheque for £100 on Friday at the charity’s base in Barking Road.

“I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal,” he told the Recorder.

“Christmas is an exciting time for children. For some families, however, it’s also a very difficult time.

“The Community Links appeal continues to make a big contribution. It takes some of the pressure off the families, providing – without charge – toys to put magic into Christmas for many local children, from all backgrounds.”

Timms joins fellow MP Lyn Brown, who represents the West Ham constituency, in our Christmas 100 Club.

The club sees businesses and people pledge £100 to the appeal, every penny of which goes towards helping give gifts to disadvantaged kids.

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