Toys have been rolling in for the Accrington Lions Toy Appeal – backed by the Observer.
Generous folk across Hyndburn have once more responded to the call for toys to give to poor and needy children at Christmas.
The Lions has been running its toy appeal for many years and this appeal has been as well supported as ever.
Peter Hopwood, chairman of the welfare committee, said: "We are closing our appeal on December 14 and we have had a great response.
"We have got everything including books, CDs, DVDs, computer games, board games, jigsaws, two bicycles and toys for very small children.
"We have got prams, children’s toy microwaves, Tonka toys, remote control cars, various outfits for them to wear and even a large dolls’ house – which would be ideal for a family with, say, two or three girls.
"The response we have got is as good as in the past, and I think people have been waiting for us to get ready."
Every year, the Lions collect the toys which are then stored in readiness for Christmas when needy families are selected to come down and choose their favourites.
Peter said: "This year, Hannah Montana seems to be very popular and we have quite a few small make-up sets, although we only go up to age 13 with the appeal – with teenagers, we sometimes give them things like vouchers.
"We’ve also got some fantastic construction sets and a brand new train set as well.
"We have had a good range of things."
Last week, we called on our readers to bolster the appeal by bringing items to Sue’s Shoe Repairs on 12, Little Blackburn Road, Accrington.
Please remember, the closing date for the appeal is December 14, so do not bring anything after that date.