Winter warm campaign seeks toys and clothing for vulnerable kids

A charity has launched an appeal for clothing and toys over the festive season.

The Salvation Army is collecting warm clothing for children in and around Aberdeen.

Lieutenant Helen Froud leads the church and charity on the Castlegate and is asking people to get involved to help families affected by fuel poverty.

Aberdeen Salvation Army is known for its Christmas Toy Appeal, which is aimed at families who need help with presents.

But with temperatures already dropping below freezing, Lt Helen and her team of volunteers are focusing on keeping kids warm over the winter.

She said: “Many families are struggling at Christmas. The Salvation Army offers new toys to parents who are referred to us locally.

“Many families cannot afford to heat their homes properly in the harsh winter.

“This year we are also appealing for people to buy new children’s socks, pyjamas, onesies or dressing gowns.”

Donations are being taken at the Citadel between 9am and 3pm on weekdays, and will be given out the week beginning December 18.