The Works in Trowbridge has joined the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal as a collection point.

The company’s store in The Shires shopping centre has become one of several collection points across west Wiltshire ready to receive your donations.

Staff are hoping customers will buy brand-new unwrapped gifts and toys following last week’s launch of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal 2023, which is being supported by The Wiltshire Times.

The collection points will be available to take donations of presents for children aged 0-18 years right up to the cut-off date of Sunday, December 3.

They are as follows:

  • Tesco Extra, County Way, Trowbridge, during normal shop hours
  • The Shires Management Office, Trowbridge, Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sundays 10.30am-4pm
  • Morrisons Warminster, during normal shop hours
  • Morrisons Westbury, during normal shop hours
  • Trowbridge Debt Advice Service, 55 Stallard Street, Tuesdays 9am-9pm and Wednesdays 9am-5pm ONLY

Trowbridge Church Leader Michala Lancefield said: “We are also pleased to welcome ‘The Works’ as a donation point this year.  We look forward to a successful partnership with them.

“They have a wide range of items which are absolutely perfect presents for children, so you can shop and donate all in the same place at the same time, what could be easier!

“You can donate at The Works shop in The Shires during their normal opening hours.”

In early December there will also be two opportunities to take gifts directly to The Salvation Army Hall in Castle Street, Trowbridge, on:

  • Friday, December 1 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm
  • Saturday, December 2 between 10am and 2pm.

Michala added: “We are so grateful to both individuals and groups who donate to the appeal, because without you it really wouldn’t be possible to help those most in need in our communities.

“Groups such as schools and pre-schools, churches and shops, businesses and factories, social groups, military establishments and village communities often come together to organise a joint collection of toys and gifts and we are always pleased to hear from such groups and to work with you.”

If, for whatever reason you are unable to donate a gift, Michala explained how you can still support the appeal.

She added: “A financial gift can be made via our just giving page or you can bring cash or a cheque directly to our hall on one of our open days.

“Money donated enables us to purchase food vouchers for the families referred to us as well as wrapping paper to complete the Christmas experience for families.”

To donate cash, just click here.

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