Eastbourne shoppers are being encouraged to dig deep for this year’s Salvation Army and Eastbourne Herald Tin and Toy Appeal.
Each year customers are encouraged to buy a little extra with their Christmas shopping and drop non-perishable items into special collecting boxes in the town’s major supermarkets.
Once again this year the tin appeal is being extended to collect toys too in a bid to make Christmas more special for families living in temporary accommodation and who cannot afford such items.
The Tin and Toy Appeal began last month and runs until December Sunday December 15.
It is run by the Salvation Army Citadel in Langney Road in conjunction with the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette.
Shoppers can donate items at both the Sainsbury’s stores in Eastbourne’s Arndale Centre and Hampden Park, the Tesco stores in Lottbridge Drove and Langney Shopping Centre, ASDA at the Crumbles, Morrison’s in Hampden Park and Waitrose in Old Town.
Collection boxes are also in place at Debenhams and M&S in Terminus Road.
Teams of volunteers will begin wrapping toys and making food parcels which will be delivered to homeless people, vulnerable members of the community and families in need just before Christmas.