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Monday, 24 November 2014

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The sleigh is being prepared, the stockings have been dusted off ... and now all we need are the toys.

Here at the News & Star, we are again running our annual toy appeal to ensure no child in Cumbria has to go without this Christmas.

This is the third year we have joined forces with CFM Radio’s Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids appeal and, after a record-breaking year in 2013, we need your help.

Your mission is simple: all we ask is that while doing your Christmas shopping, you drop an extra gift into your basket. These can then be left at one of a number of drop-off points.

At the end of the appeal these are gathered up and distributed to some of the county’s most needy children. In 2013 we helped 3,684 children who would otherwise not have received Christmas presents. News & Star readers donated £100,000 worth of gifts, boosting the overall total to more than £264,000.

Gifts must be brand new and unwrapped. This year there is a particular plea for donations suitable for teenagers, especially boys who are often forgotten.

We are once again appealing for businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals to get behind us. Whether your child is donating a birthday present, your business is willing to be a drop-off point or you are going the extra mile to raise cash to buy toys, then get in touch.

The closing date for drop off is December 14


  • Bouch’s, 12 Market Street, Aspatria


  • Brampton Post Office, 5-7 Front Street, Brampton
  • Mitchelson Newsagents, 26 Main Street, Brampton


  • Asda, St. Nicholas Gate Retail Park, London Road, Carlisle
  • Civic Centre, Carlisle
  • Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd, Newspaper House, Dalston Road, Carlisle
  • Currock PO & News, 83 Blackwell Road, Currock, Carlisle
  • Foreways, 16 Bedford Road, Carlisle
  • Foreways, 309 Blackwell Road, Carlisle
  • Foreways, 69 Wigton Road, Carlisle
  • Foreways, 123 Newlaithes Avenue, Morton, Carlisle
  • Grahams News, 256-258 Scotland Road, Kingstown, Carlisle
  • Hodgsons Newsagents, 5 St Albans Row, Carlisle
  • Houghton Post Office & Convenience Shop, 39 The Green, Houghton
  • Julie Vevers 11-15 Swan Street, Longtown
  • London Road Stores, 115 London Road, Carlisle
  • McCrea Newsagents, 28 Norfolk Street, Carlisle
  • News & Star Office, Bank Street, Carlisle
  • Old Town Hall, Greenmarket, Carlisle
  • Sewell’s, 15 Warwick Road, Carlisle
  • Simpson News, Fusehill Street, Carlisle
  • Simpson News, Lonsdale Street, Carlisle
  • Stan Palmer Subaru, Auchinleck Drive, Rosehill, Carlisle
  • Stanwix Newsagents, 25 Church Street, Stanwix
  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle


  • Stan Palmer Honda, Europe Way, Cockermouth


  • Harper News, 35 Main Street, Keswick
  • Keswick Post Office, 4 Bank Street, Keswick


  • Allonby Post Office, Main Street, Allonby


  • Arragons News, 38 Middlegate, Penrith
  • A6 Shop & PO, Plumpton
  • Greystoke Stores Ltd, 1 Church Road, Greystoke


  • Winters, 2 Eden Street, Silloth


  • A & K News Ltd, 17 Moresby Parks
  • The Whitehaven News Office, 148 Queen Street, Whitehaven


  • Harrison Stores Ltd, 1 Main Street, Abbeytown
  • Stan Palmer Ford, The Garage, Bolton Low Houses


  • Times & Star Office, 21-27 Oxford Street, Workington

More drop off points to be confirmed soon!


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