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Tia helps Barnardos launch toy appeal

Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 4:46pm
Tia helps Barnardos launch toy appeal

Tia Murtagh

Tia helps Barnardos launch toy appeal

Tia Murtagh

Barnardos and GLS Parcel Shops were joined by little helper Tia Murtagh from Navan to launch their annual Christmas Toy Appeal. The children’s charity is asking shoppers in Meath to think of Barnardos this festive season and to donate a gift for a child. Toys can be dropped to any GLS Parcel Shop nationwide by 18th December to be delivered to Barnardos centres in time for Christmas.

GLS Parcel Shops in Meath are Tierneys Newsagents, Trimgate Street, Navan 046 9021663 and David Perry Homecare, Kinnegad Road, Ballivor, 046 9567630.

Gifts should be new and unwrapped and can be for any child from infant to 12 years old. A gift guide is available on www.barnardos.ie.This is the fourth year that the logistics company will deliver all toys free of charge to Barnardos centres.
 
Barnardos works with over 6,300 children and families in 40 centres nationwide.  For many of the families Barnardos works with Christmas can be an incredibly tough and stressful time. For many of these families the Barnardos Toy Appeal helps make Christmas special for their children. Each and every toy donated makes a huge difference to a child’s Christmas. 
 
Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said: “Christmas, as we know, is all about children.  We are truly grateful to GLS Parcel Shops who, for the fourth year running, so generously give their time to ensure that gifts make their way to the children we work with all over the country in time for Christmas. Each year we are overwhelmed by people’s generosity.  Every parent wants to make sure their child has a special Christmas – and the Toy Appeal allows us to help make that possible for the children and families we work with”. 
 
Tomasz Kroll Managing Director GLS Ireland said: “We are thrilled to support the GLS Toy Appeal for Barnardos for the fourth year running. It is a really important appeal for the team in GLS – every member of our staff, in the parcel shops and in the depots, is dedicated to making sure that the toys are delivered across the country in time for Christmas.  We are delighted to bring a little magic to the children and families Barnardos works with this Christmas”.
 
Toy donations can be made to any GLS Parcel Shop up to18th December.


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