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Christmas presents donated to families in Banbury

8 December 2016

Christmas cheer will be spread to children and families visiting Banbury’s Sunshine Centre this festive season thanks to generous donations from local organisations.

Generous donations at Christmas

Staff from Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council have rallied round to pull together a wide selection of second-hand and new toys for families in need to enjoy at Christmas.

The toys, which included dolls, board games, jigsaws, building bricks, lego kits and fluffy toy animals, were delivered to the centre by Sanctuary’s very own little helpers and will be distributed at Christmas.

“A special Christmas”

Tracy Rogers, the deputy manager at the Sunshine Centre, said: “We are so grateful that staff at Sanctuary and Cherwell District Council continue to think of us at this time of year. Many of those families who visit us aren’t able to afford to buy loads of toys for their children so this donation will mean they can come here and still make it a special Christmas for their little ones.”

“There is no greater gift than to see a child happy”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager who led on the collection, added: “The Sunshine Centre is a fantastic facility for the community and one that we have supported for a number of years. We have seen first-hand the difference these toys can make to the families and at Christmas there is no greater gift than to see a child happy.”

The Sunshine Centre, Banbury

The Sunshine Centre, based on Edmunds Road, provides support to children under the age of five and their families offering a variety of activities, play, information and help from professionals working in a wide range of fields.


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