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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Fantastic gifts from Derwent Pencils boost Christmas Toy Appeal

A splash of colour will help brighten up Christmas for children across the county, thanks to one company’s generosity.

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Derwent Pencils’ marketing manager Leah Lister, left, and social media specialist Rebecca Watson

Derwent Pencils, whose factory is on Jubilee Road, in Lillyhall, Workington, has donated 100 packs of 12 Lakeland Colouring pencils to the News & Star Christmas Toy Appeal.

The generous donation is a welcome boost, as we aim to ensure no child goes without this Christmas.

We have been calling on individuals, schools, community groups and businesses to show their generosity and add an extra gift to their shopping list.

The deadline for donations is December 15, when all the presents will be divided up, ready to be handed out to those most in need.

The appeal, run in conjunction with CFM’s Mission Christmas, is hoping that despite the economic climate, it will be a truly magical day for all Cumbrian youngsters.

Leah Lister, marketing manager for Derwent Pencils, said: “As we are a local company and this is a local need, we thought it would be wonderful to team up with Cumbrian Newspapers for this appeal.

“We are donating 100 Lakeland Colouring packs of 12 pencils so we hope to help as many children as possible in Cumbria to ensure everyone gets a Christmas present this year.”

Gifts can be for a child aged up to 18, and can include chocolate, books, toys and games. We only ask that they are new and unwrapped.

Items can be left at the News & Star offices in Dalston Road and Bank Street, Carlisle; at the Whitehaven News and Workington Times & Star town centre offices, supermarkets and newsagents throughout the region.

A full list of drop-off points can be found on our Christmas Toy Appeal web page.

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