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Police launch 'Give a Gift' Christmas tree appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:07 13 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:07 13 November 2015

Lt Colonel Col Graham Owen from the Salvation Army, Bromley borough commander Chris Hafford and sergeant Simone Oram

Lt Colonel Col Graham Owen from the Salvation Army, Bromley borough commander Chris Hafford and sergeant Simone Oram

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Bromley residents are being ask to make a local child's Christmas by purchasing and donating a new toy or gift

A ‘Give a Gift’ Christmas tree appeal has been launched by police in Bromley in support of the Salvation Army’s ‘Give a gift and light up a life at Christmas’ appeal.

The Christmas tree appeal asks people to make a local child’s Christmas by purchasing and donating a new toy or gift for those who may otherwise receive little or nothing this festive season.

The campaign was officially launched today (Friday), as the Christmas tree was unveiled outside Bromley Police Station by the borough commander, chief superintendent Chris Hafford and Lt Col Graham Owen from the Salvation Army.

Members of the public are being asked to give a gift 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 the police station.

Bromley borough commander Chris Hafford 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.

“It’s fantastic that we can support the Salvation Army’s ‘Give a gift and light up a life at Christmas’ appeal again this year.”

The suggested spend for gifts is no more than £20, and they will be delivered to the children by the Salvation Army.

Gifts should be donated on or before December 8, in time for them to be checked and wrapped.

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