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Appeal for unwanted boys' toys to help struggling families at Christmas

An appeal is being made specifically for boys' toys as volunteers in Deal aim to ease the stress of Christmas on struggling families.

Community organiser Chrissi Dunn, with support from Kerry Banks BEM, set up Deal Dolls Hospital, an appeal for unwanted dolls, toys and accessoriesto be transformed into 'like new' for youngsters this festive season.

The volunteers are appealing for boy's toys such as Lego Picture: iStock
The volunteers are appealing for boy's toys such as Lego Picture: iStock

Since August, she has been inundated with kind donations from households but only a minority have been suitable for boys.

Ms Dunn said: "90% of our donations have been for girls.

"We received lots of lovely toys and we're most grateful but we could really do with more boy items.

"We're looking for things such as cars, games, action figures and Lego."

The scheme has reached as far as Scotland, with donations sent via post by Leslie Dixon.

The project aimed at helping families at Christmas has been set up by Chrissi Dunn and Kerry Banks
The project aimed at helping families at Christmas has been set up by Chrissi Dunn and Kerry Banks

Families in need of support this Christmas are asked to make contact with the project leaders who will help organise the safe delivery of suitable gifts from November onwards.

The group can be found on Facebook 'Deal Dolls Hospital' or 'Recycled Teenagers' or call Chrissi on 01304 274931 or Kerry on 07708913976.

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