David Hawke Toy Appeal

David Hawke
Christmas-spirited Bassetlaw Councillors have given the David Hawke Toy Appeal an early boost with a generous donation of £950.

The annual toy appeal is run by Val Casey and her team at Worksop Estate Agents David Hawke, who collect toys and gifts from Bassetlaw residents and donate them to underprivileged children in the district.

For more than 20 years they have made sure that thousands of children have had a present to open on Christmas Day and this year, a total of 14 councillors have donated funds from their Community Grants.

Cllr Madelaine Richardson, Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, said: “No child should go without a present on Christmas Day and this wonderful cause ensures that families in Bassetlaw can have an extra special day.”

Val Casey added: “We’re expecting another fantastic response from the public this year who have been extremely supportive over the last two decades. This generous donation from councilors will really boost our appeal, so thank you to everyone who has donated.”

Councillors who donated included: Cllr Julie Leigh, Cllr Simon Greaves, Cllr Jo White, Cllr David Pidwell, Cllr Cliff Entwistle, Cllr Jim Anderson, Cllr Deborah Merryweather, Cllr Josie Potts, Cllr Alan Rhodes, Cllr Madelaine Richardson, Cllr Sue Shaw, Cllr David Challinor, Cllr Garry Clarkson, Cllr Anthony Tromans.

Published: Tuesday 28 November 2017