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Toy Appeal: Stratford building firm dig deep for donations

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 December 2017

Paula Blake from Community Links with staff volunteers from Mace, Thea Hitchcock, John O'Keefe and Ellie Edgar

Paula Blake from Community Links with staff volunteers from Mace, Thea Hitchcock, John O'Keefe and Ellie Edgar

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A Stratford construction company dug deep into its pockets for our Christmas Toy Appeal.

Staff volunteers from Mace on Wednesday handed over a dozer-load of donations to Paul Blake from appeal partners Community Links.

The team – Ellie Edgar, Thea Hitchcock and John O’Keeffe – also gave away a cheque for a whopping £6,500 at their base in the London Stadium.

Every penny of the donation, raised with fellow building firm J Coffey Construction and charity Careys Foundation, will go towards buying a toys for disadvantaged children across the borough.

John O’Keeffe, a health and safety associate director at Mace, who led the fundraising effort, said: “With the 40th anniversary of the appeal this year, we wanted to pull out all the stops to ensure that as many local kids as possible have presents to open on Christmas Day.”

How to deliver so many toys to Community Links is another question.

Anyone have a spare tipper truck?

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