Sunday 22 September 2019

Barnardos appealing for toys for needy children

Plastic toy airplane isolated on white
Plastic toy airplane isolated on white

By Esther Hayden

Barnardos has launched its annual Christmas Toy Appeal in Wexford supported by GLS ParcelShops.

The children's charity is asking shoppers in Wexford to add the Barnardos Christmas Toy Appeal to their shopping lists this festive season and help make a child's Christmas. Every Christmas Barnardos needs gifts for children of all ages, from babies through to teenagers.

For the seventh year running, GLS ParcelShops are supporting the Barnardos Toy Appeal. Drop your gift off at any of 180 GLS ParcelShops nationwide by Friday, December 16, and it will be delivered to Barnardos in time for Christmas.

The GLS ParcelShops in Wexford are located in: McGuires Hardware, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare; Gorey Computer Solutions, 1 Main Street, Gorey; Tuckmill Transport, Unit 5 Killcannon Ind Estate, Dublin Rd, Enniscorthy; Kehoe Marine, Side Street, Kilmore Quay and Herbert Levingston, Redmond Road, Wexford Town.

Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said: 'For most of us, Christmas brings up happy memories. But for many of the families we work with in Barnardos, it can be a burden. Thousands of children and families are facing hardships every day across the country - and we see first-hand the extra pressure they come under at Christmas.'

Swen Krüger, MD of GLS Ireland, said: 'The GLS team will travel the length and breadth of the country to ensure that gifts are delivered in time for Christmas.' The charity asks that all gifts are new and unwrapped and has a handy gift guide available on its website,, to help shoppers choose age-appropriate toys and gifts.

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