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Beech House Gifts for Less Fortunate

Monday, 06 December 2010

Pupils at Beech House Infant School have been busy collecting toys and gifts for local children that are less fortunate than themselves.

The children brought in new and second hand toys to donate to the Bolton Lions, who will distribute the gifts to families who cannot afford to buy presents for their children this Christmas. Volunteers at the Lions collect toys from local schools, churches and businesses as part of the 'Caring Christmas Appeal' which is run each year. The gifts will now be sorted and redistributed to those in need.

Bolton Lions Club started in 1969 and is part of Lions International, a worldwide voluntary organisation with over 45,000 clubs in 193 countries, and more than 1.3 million members, making it the largest organisation of its kind in the world. Lions are ordinary people volunteering in their local community raising money for good causes. Last year a total of 434 Families and 926 Children received toys through the Christmas appeal, and it is hoped that the number will be even higher this year.

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Bolton Lions collect the gifts