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Rotherham Care Home Gathers Gifts for Kids’ Christmas Charity

Moorgate Lodge care home in Rotherham is getting into the Christmas spirit by collecting toys for children as part of the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas campaign.

Staff at the care home are asking residents’ friends and family to donate new toys which will be delivered to children who may not receive gifts this year, when they are on planned visits to the home.

The home has placed a box in reception where donations can be made, and the team will drop them off by the charity’s deadline of 2 December.

Cash for Kids supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness and those who have additional needs. Mission Christmas encourages ‘secret Santas’ to buy an additional new and unwrapped gift which will be distributed to those who may be going without this Christmas.

Lisa Goodall, home manager at Moorgate Lodge care home, said: “At Moorgate Lodge, we think it’s important to be a good neighbour within our community, and many of our residents have been concerned about how we can help local children who may not have much to look forward to this Christmas.

“We’ll have a box in our reception Monday to Friday, and we’re encouraging visitors and staff who can, to buy an additional toy to bring one along and brighten someone’s festive season.

“The collection is open until 2 December and we’d love to get a good haul for the kids.”

Irene Coggan, a resident at Moorgate Lodge, said: “I have lovely memories of Christmas and playing with my toys, and I know some children might not be as lucky and I was, so I’m really happy we’re doing something to help. Everyone deserves a merry Christmas.”