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Voluntary Action Rutland overwhelmed by toy appeal support

Toys collected for Voluntary Action Rutland's Christmas appeal. Chief executive Lindsay Henshaw-Dann and community development officer Neil Moverley.
Photo: MSMP111213-016ow

Toys collected for Voluntary Action Rutland's Christmas appeal. Chief executive Lindsay Henshaw-Dann and community development officer Neil Moverley. Photo: MSMP111213-016ow

A group which works for the voluntary sector in Rutland joined forces with a number of local charities, businesses and volunteers to launch a toy collection appeal.

Toys and cash worth a combined total of £1,500 have been given to Voluntary Action Rutland’s Christmas scheme, which will be distributed to children and young people across the county.

Voluntary Action Rutland chief executive Lindsay Henshaw-Dann has thanked all those who donated items and the efforts of Kevin O’Brien Gas Services for receiving presents from members of the public at its store in Gaol Street, Oakham.

She said: “Every year we are amazed at the generosity of the people in Rutland and how at this time their thoughts turn to others and how they can help spread Christmas cheer.”

Voluntary Action Rutland is a charity that provides a volunteer transport scheme for the vulnerable and elderly, as well as providing support and advice to community groups, activists and charities of all sizes.

Its offices are based in Lands’ End Way in Oakham. For more information about Voluntary Action Rutland visit www.varutland.org.uk

 

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