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    Weʼve raised £440 to to provide vital funds for the 40th Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal for needy youngsters - target 18,000 toys

    London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 6th December 2017

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    I am aiming to raise funds for a special appeal that has been part of my life for 40 years. It's an appeal that is right at the heart of life in East London.

    It was all those years ago that I first helped launch the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal, with co-founder and now life president Kevin Jenkins. The appeal has helped thousands of children over those years at this special time of year and the appeal is still as relevant today as it was back then.

    Over the coming weeks, the Recorder and Links are combining again for the campaign to reach out to thousands of vulnerable children, families and adults.

    Christmas can be a time of stress and isolation as many of our children are still living in poverty. But this appeal looks to strengthen communities and raise aspirations at this time, making Christmas special and futures brighter.

    I am proud to be a Freeman of Community Links, a patron of the toy appeal, having been part of the appeal for the Recorder as reporter, news editor, sub-editor, assistant editor, deputy editor, associate editor and then as Editor for my last 15 years at the Recorder.

    Next month will be the 40th time I have dived in to swim 50 lengths breast stroke to help raise money for the appeal. We are also staging a quiz night in December and Links and the Recorder will be publishing a list of drop off points all over Newham where you can donate new toys and gifts. We need to collect 18,000 new toys - a huge challenge.

    All the money will be spent on new toys for the appeal, which the entire community in Newham supports. If you would like to give to my small effort or the wider appeal that would be great. Thank you.

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    25

    • Sandra Elsom

      Sandra Elsom

      Dec 6, 2017

      Well done Colin, no mean feat to swim that far, but definitely a fabulous cause xx

      £10.00

    • Tracey Church

      Tracey Church

      Dec 5, 2017

      Well done Colin...you're an inspiration! Xx

      £10.00

    • Derrick Rowe

      Derrick Rowe

      Dec 5, 2017

      Good luck Colin hope the water is warm

      £20.00

    • David Conroy

      David Conroy

      Dec 4, 2017

      How do you fit in the training sessions with all your other commitments & hospital appointments?!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 2, 2017

      Well done for completing the sponsored swim mate.Good luck with the massive target for the Christmas Toy Appeal, which has been a special campaign in Newham for 40 years.

      £10.00

    • Kate Roberts

      Kate Roberts

      Nov 29, 2017

      Well done. Great charity x

      £10.00

    • Mark Solomons

      Mark Solomons

      Nov 29, 2017

      You do this every year. Well done. From one ex-Recorderite to another.

      £30.00

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    Colin Grainger

    Colin Grainger

    London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom

    I am aiming to raise funds for a special appeal that has been part of my life for the last 40 years. It is an appeal that is right at the heart of life in East London. I have lived or worked in Newham all my life.

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