The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal officially launches on Monday and the charity is seeking donations of brand new toys and gifts to give vulnerable children something to open on the big day.

It runs until December 6 with collection stations at Tesco Extra, County Way, Trowbridge; The Management Office, The Shires, Trowbridge; Morrisons, Westbury and Morrisons, Warminster.

Church Leader, Michala Lancefield, said “We are so grateful to the managers, community champions and staff at each shopping location for the help and support they give us each year. They make it very easy for members of the public to donate toys to our appeal and so help those most in need at Christmas time.”

Donors can take gifts directly to The Salvation Army hall in Castle Street, Trowbridge on December 3 between 4.30and 6.30pm and December 4 between 10am and 2pm.

The Salvation Army is collecting brand new unwrapped toys and gifts for children aged 0-18 years. Church members and volunteers will then sort and package the gifts, ready for distribution to families through their contacts with social services.

Michala said “We are humbled by the generosity of the people of our area, without whom so many children would have nothing at all for Christmas. You are all stars, so we want to thank you all in advance of this year’s appeal for the kindness we are sure you will show once again to those most in need.”

For more information about the appeal and how you can help, please visit or call 01225 752459