Early morning boost for our Toy Campaign

DOING the business. The early morning snow did nothing to deter a superb group of Newham businessmen and women in their bid to boost our Toy Appeal. Newham Chamber of Commerce signed up to support our campaign following a presentation from Links Kevin Je

DOING the business. The early morning snow did nothing to deter a superb group of Newham businessmen and women in their bid to boost our Toy Appeal.

Newham Chamber of Commerce signed up to support our campaign following a presentation from Links' Kevin Jenkins and agreed to stage a "bring a toy collection" at their monthly breakfast meeting.

They were true to their word and gave us more than 200 toys, a fantastic boost as we neared the crucial point of our long campaign.

"It was simply terrific, " said Kevin, who received the generous donation at the Chamber's meeting held at West Ham United Football Club in Green Street, Upton Park, at 8.30am.

Members of the Chamber are pictured with Kevin and some of the toys. Links also received a healthy donation of hundreds of apples as well!

OUR CAMPAIGN got a boost last week when the Olympic Delivery Authority, gave us a super donation.

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The ODA contributed to the Community Links' and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Collection to provide disadvantaged children in East London with a shoe box of gifts to open on Christmas morning. The total number of boxes handed over was 64.

ODA Chairman John Armitt visited Community Links headquarters in Canning Town 14 December, to hand over the donated boxes of gifts to Geraldine Blake, Community Links Chief Executive, Kevin Jenkins, Co-Founder / Senior Advisor of Community Links and Paula Blake, who is co-ordinating much of the campaign.

ODA staff were asked to donate a box gifts totalling up to �15, including toys, educational supplies, hygiene items, other items; such as bears, jigsaws and pens and pencils. Pictured: John,Geraldine and Paula and some of the gifts.

Picture: Steve Poston.

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