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Bromley police launch Christmas tree appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:01 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:01 20 November 2014

Christmas tree ticket.

Christmas tree ticket.

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Officers are supporting the Salvation Army's Give a gift and light up a life at Christmas appeal.

Bromley Police’s Christmas tree appeal will ask people to purchase and donate a new toy or gift for local children who may otherwise receive little or nothing this year.

The campaign launched on Wednesday and a Christmas tree was unveiled outside Bromley Police Station by Borough Commander Chief Supt Chris Hafford.

He said: “This is a really simple way of people getting into the Christmas spirit and doing something that will have a really positive impact on a child who may otherwise receive little or nothing this Christmas.

“Although there’ll be no personal recognition for the gesture, I expect for most people it will be enough to know that they’ve helped a child who may need a little more love than most this Christmas.

“It’s fantastic that we can support the Salvation Army’s ‘Give a gift and light up a life at Christmas’ appeal, and I would like to thank Guildmore, JH Property Services Ltd and F A Albin and Sons for their kind donations and support.

“We’ve already had gifts donated by members of the community and police officers and staff from Bromley police.

“I think it’s fair to say that Christmas has started!”

Lt Col Graham Owen from the Salvation Army joined him at the launch, as well as representatives from JH Property Services, Guildmore and F A Albin and Sons.

Members of the public who would like to give a gift can do so by collecting a tagged ribbon from the special Christmas tree outside Bromley police station or by emailing PY-ChristmasTreeProject@met.police.uk to get more details.

Gift tags can also be collected from the front counter at Bromley Police Station.

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