Kleeneze home shopping customers, in the Ipswich area, have displayed tremendous generosity to provide brand new toys for needy children this Christmas.

Ipswich Kleeneze team have raised money for Christmas gifts for Barnardos with the help of their cus

Ipswich Kleeneze team have raised money for Christmas gifts for Barnardos with the help of their customers. Richard Goldsmith with Geoff Lock and Ali Lloyd. - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Ipswich customers donate toys for children at Christmas

Kleeneze home shopping customers, in the Ipswich area, have displayed tremendous generosity to provide brand new toys for needy children this Christmas.

They have donated hundreds of pounds worth of toys and other gifts this year which will be given to children in needy circumstances.

Kleeneze distributor Ali Lloyd, of Nacton Road who organised the appeal, said: “I am always amazed at the generosity of our customers.

“They have been ordering toys and gifts from our Christmas catalogues, and paying for them in the normal way, and we have been keeping them.

“This is the third year we have done it and it has been well supported again by our local customers.

“Some have bought one extra present while some have bought three or four times and given them.

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“They will help make a difference for these children.”

Gifts worth around £1,100 were donated by customers and the local Kleeneze representatives, which also included John Middleditch and Jane Lloyd

The toys were collected by representatives of the Barnado’s charity this week and will end up under the Christmas tree for children being supported by the charity this Christmas.

Barnardo’s, the family charity, works with vulnerable children and families across the country.

It says one in four children in this country is living in poverty, and it needs to change.

The gifts were welcomed by the charity.

Barnardo’s Children’s Services manager Craig Horner said: “We are sincerely grateful to all of the Kleeneze agents and their customers who take part in the appeal.

“There will be many parents struggling to cope and going without food in order to scrimp and save for a gift for their child.

“These donations will remind them that they are not alone and not forgotten, and will give their children an extra reason to smile this Christmas.”

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