High Peak shoppers urged to give the gift of Christmas
Monday 4th December 2017 16:29 Buxton Community Glossop Chronicle High Peak News Posted by Adam Higgins

Shoppers in Glossop and Buxton are being asked to take time during their Christmas shopping to leave a little gift for those worse off than themselves. 

High Peak domestic abuse charity Crossroads Derbyshire is asking for good quality children’s toys to make sure everyone gets a Christmas present this year.

In Glossop, shoppers can drop toys at the charity’s advice centre on High Street West. You can ring 01457 856675 to arrange a drop off time.

In Buxton, it’s at Morrison’s, with customers asked to leave gifts for the children in a big Santa’s box set up in the store.

Morrisons Buxton community champion Rob Harrison said: “It’s good to remember those in need at this time of year. Our staff chose Crossroads because so many children will receive no presents at Christmas.”

They can also be left at the TSB on Spring Gardens.

The charity also has an online wish list, linked through their Facebook page.

The voluntary organisation and registered charity is dedicated to helping women and children break free from domestic abuse, which also offers outreach support to men.

They offer a range of confidential support and advisory services to women, children and young people suffering the damaging effects of domestic abuse, including a refuge for young women and children needing a safe place to go.

Vicky Bunnage, business officer at Crossroads Derbyshire, said: “It’s so difficult for families fleeing domestic abuse, and at this time of year, it’s so important to provide a bit of Christmas cheer.”


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Toy appeal: Rob Harrison at the Morrisons store in Buxton