A scheme to help bring a little joy to children this Christmas is being organised by Churches Together in Keswick.
All denominations of churches in the Keswick area are working together to collect good quality pre-loved toys, games, bikes, scooters and books to distribute to local families as Christmas gifts for their young children.
Crosthwaite Parish Room, next to the Co-op store in Main Street will be a collection point for people to donate as-new items for youngsters, aged 10 and under, on Saturday 5th December from 3pm to 6pm.
The items will then be age-sorted for a gift-giving day on Saturday 12th December, from 10am to 3pm, also at Crosthwaite Parish Room.
Dr Susi Wood, who is lay minister at St Mary’s Church in Threlkeld, near Keswick, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has affected the stability of a number of families in the Keswick area through the untold calamity it has brought to businesses, livelihoods and employment, leaving many with little spare money.
“This will be an opportunity for parents with older children, as well as grandparents, to upcycle and give good toys and books a new lease of life, and, in turn, a chance for parents to choose gifts for their children this Christmas.”