Leeds schoolchildren support Christmas toy appeal

Lisa Sullivan left with teachers Rosemary Milner and Allie Hopkinson and children from Rawdon St Peters School at The Store Room Millshaw, Leeds. ''Picture by Simon Hulme
Lisa Sullivan left with teachers Rosemary Milner and Allie Hopkinson and children from Rawdon St Peters School at The Store Room Millshaw, Leeds. ''Picture by Simon Hulme
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PUPILS at a Leeds primary school have once again helped a toy appeal aimed at ensuring no child in West Yorkshire goes without a present this Christmas.

The Yorkshire Evening Post-backed Radio Aire Mission Christmas appeal invites people to buy one extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children across the county.

Radio Aire launched its annual Yorkshire Evening Post-backed 2018 Mission Christmas appeal during an event at B&M's Armley store last month.

Radio Aire launched its annual Yorkshire Evening Post-backed 2018 Mission Christmas appeal during an event at B&M's Armley store last month.

Children from Rawdon St Peters Primary School brought presents for the appeal and dropped them of at Radio Aire’s Mission Christmas HQ at The Store Room in Millshaw.

They also donated cash raised during a Christmas jumper day at the school.

Rawdon St Peters teacher Teacher Alison Emsley, said: “We support Mission Christmas because we can’t imagine what it must be like to wake up without a present on Christmas morning.

“We know that we are all very lucky and want to help children that are less fortunate than us.

“We are so proud to help Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids and they do such an amazing job helping all the children for Mission Christmas.”

Radio Aire charity manager Lisa Sullivan, said: “It’s wonderful to have the school’s support every year for Mission Christmas.

“There is no stronger message than children helping other children.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the students, parents and staff at Rawdon St Peters and we would like to wish them all a Merry Christmas.”

Last week appeal organisers said they were running out of toys and issued an urgent appeal to the public for more donations.

The deadline is fast approaching for donations for the Radio Aire Mission Christmas toy appeal.

Tuesday (Dec 18) is the last day people can drop gifts off at any B&M, Wickes, Bensons for Beds and Tesco in West Yorkshire.

Hytal Kitchens in Morley are also taking part along with and many of the stores at Crown Point Shopping Park in Leeds.

Gifts can also be taken to The Store Room, Millshaw, Leeds LS11 8EG.

For more information on where gift drop off points are, go to www.radioaire.co.uk/mission