A CARLISLE charity has thanked Brampton's William Howard School for its 'generosity' as its toy appeal continues.

In support of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice the Brampton secondary school has been asking for donations of used toys and games that are still in working condition. 

This appeal was organised by William Howard School's Eden House and has already been widely supported, with the appeal set to conclude on Tuesday, February 6.

After getting word of the appeal, the Carlisle charity was keen to thank everyone involved for their support and detailed how the donated goods will make a difference at the hospice.

A spokesperson from Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice, said: "We'd like to say a big thank you to the staff, pupils, and friends of William Howard School for their generosity in arranging a toy collection in aid of the hospice.

"The toys will be put to great use, either by the children and families we care for or by helping to raise the vital funds needed to continue providing support for local adults with life-limiting illnesses and children with complex health needs.

"If you have a fundraising idea to help support your local hospice, please contact the fundraising team on 01228 810801 and a member of the team can help guide you."