Still time to dig deep for the town’s homeless

This week is the last for people to donate tins and toys to the Eastbourne Herald and Salvation Army’s annual Christmas appeal.

Collection boxes are now in all the major supermarkets in Eastbourne and shoppers are being asked to donate either non-perishable food or new toys which will then be collected by volunteers.

Toys can also be left in boxes in Debenhams and M&S in Terminus Road.

On Friday next week (December 21) the goodies will be wrapped and distributed to needy families and homeless people in time for Christmas.

The appeal has been given a boost by Lushington Chiropractic, which has been completely waiving their fees in exchange for gifts for the Salvation Army and Herald appeal.

The three chiropractors donated their time treating people in exchange for Christmas gifts.

Eastbourne Salvation Army officer Major David Squirrell said, “If it wasn’t for companies like Lushington Chiropractic we simply couldn’t make these initiatives work.

“It’s thanks to the generosity of local Eastbourne people that we can help any families at all.

“Thanks to the generous donation of their time, the chiropractors and their patients will be helping to spread some festive cheer on Christmas morning for hundreds of local people. The Salvation Army then distributes the gifts to local people who would otherwise have little or nothing at Christmas.”

Dr James Revell, principal chiropractor from the clinic, said, “It’s been a pleasure to help this year. We are still getting extra donations now, which is great. Thank you to everyone in the team who helped, donating their time and expertise. ”

The Salvation Army can still accept donations up until Friday December 21 at the citadel in Langney Road.