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Fenland police ‘overwhelmed’ by Christmas toy appeal

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A police chief says he has been moved by “the level of generosity and community spirit” for an annual Christmas toy appeal.

March Neighbourhood Policing Team are overwhelmed by the generosity of those who have supported the annual Christmas gift appeal for the fifth year running.

“Earlier in the month, we asked residents to help spread some Christmas cheer to local children in need,” said Inspector Andy Morris.

“And we have not been disappointed by the response, with bags full of new gifts, including games, dolls, sports equipment, toys, and toiletry sets donated!

Sally Fairbrass, from Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Social Care, added: “There was an incredible response to the gift appeal this year and considering the current cost of living crisis it is amazing so many people have gone out of their way to donate gifts.

“Despite it being an extremely tough time for so many people, I have been moved by the level of generosity and community spirit shown in support of this appeal.

“The volume of donations has exceeded my expectations and I want to say a personal thank you to everyone who was able to donate.”

Sally Fairbrass, from Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Social Care, added: “There was an incredible response to the gift appeal this year and considering the current cost of living crisis it is amazing so many people have gone out of their way to donate gifts.

He added: “We will never know exactly which child receives each donation but one thing I can promise is they will have gone to some of the most vulnerable and deprived children in the area and have made a difference to their Christmas.

Sally Fairbrass, from Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Social Care, added: “There was an incredible response to the gift appeal this year and considering the current cost of living crisis it is amazing so many people have gone out of their way to donate gifts.

Sally Fairbrass, from Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Social Care, added: “There was an incredible response to the gift appeal this year and considering the current cost of living crisis it is amazing so many people have gone out of their way to donate gifts.

“The teenagers were very well represented and that is amazing as this age group is normally overlooked during the appeal.

“Our social workers have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of gifts this year.”

Social workers and family workers are now in the process of delivering them to families across Fenland, ready for the big day.

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