The ball is well and truly rolling in this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal with plenty of puzzles, toys and games already donated.
The Lions appeal, supported by the Observer, aims to ensure that children from less advantaged backgrounds have something to open on Christmas morning.
Lions volunteer Karen Duffy is thankful for the donations made so far and hoped they would continue.
She said: “We have had a good amount of toys donated so far.
“It is moving much quicker than I thought it would. There’s a good little mountain building and hope there will be more and more donations over the coming weeks.
“I have to thank everyone who is helping out, it means so much to less well off families in Hyndburn.”
Karen said that Christmas for many parents is a difficult time and unfortunately involves getting into debt.
She said: “I am hoping that this appeal will prevent people getting into debt, because people often borrow to buy presents for their kids.”
Currently the appeal is especially keen to get gifts suitable for teenage girls.
If you would like to bolster the appeal, you can take items along to the collection point at Sue’s Shoe Repairs on 12 Little Blackburn Road, Accrington.
Shop owner Aidan Arnfield encouraged people to drop in and make a donation.
He said: “It’s for kids at Christmas, anything you can donate will put a smile on some child’s face.”
You can also drop off toys at our office at Accrington Market Hall. Please do not donate soft toys.
All toys must be donated by Monday, December 9.