Community champions from some of our stores across Birmingham have been busy wrapping a mountain of presents for children who otherwise may not have anything to open on Christmas Day.
Tracey, from our Small Heath store, teamed up with Denise (Asda Minworth), Bella (Perry Barr) and Michaela (Queslett) at Birmingham City Mission which is organising the ToyLink project. Families in need of help are referred by social services, shelters, churches and other agencies. Through November and December hundreds of volunteers carefully select and wrap four gifts for each child and put them in a sack with a Christmas story booklet and card ready for delivery. Tracey said: "Hundreds of gifts have been donated from all over the city and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure every child receives a gift to open. Without volunteers this wouldn't happen. The team are super-friendly and made us all feel welcome. They do struggle with gifts especially for babies up to a year old and teenagers, so if you are able to donate this would help a great deal. We'll be back next month to do it all again." Donations can be made at Birmingham City Mission at The Clock Tower, 2 Langdon Street, Birmingham.