Toy Appeal: Plaistow pupils raise £1,200 for youngsters in need

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 December 2017

Staff and pupils from Lister Community School hand over their donations to the Toy Appeal. Picture: Ken Mears

Staff and pupils from Lister Community School hand over their donations to the Toy Appeal. Picture: Ken Mears


When many children spend December drooling over Christmas dinner, pupils in Plaistow gave a helping hand to those in need.

Pupils at Lister Community School raised £1,240.40 for our annual Toy Appeal, run in partnership with Canning Town charity Community Links.

The school in St Mary’s Road also donated several bags of food and tinned goods, all raised with help from friends and family.

“We were delighted to support the Newham Recorder’s Christmas Toy Appeal again this year, and are so proud of our staff, students, family and friends for together raising such a substantial sum in support of an invaluable cause,” said headteacher Anthony Wilson.

He added: “For 40 years in a row now, the Appeal has fostered a great sense of belonging across Newham, and everyone at Lister hopes that it will continue to do so for many more years to come.”

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