Ipswich Kleeneze thanks generous customers as record toy donations given to Barnardo’s for Christmas

Clockwise from back left: Russell Collyer, Pauline Sporle, Jane Lloyd, Richard Goldsmith, Geoff Lock

Clockwise from back left: Russell Collyer, Pauline Sporle, Jane Lloyd, Richard Goldsmith, Geoff Lock, Ali Lloyd from Kleeneze with the donations for Barnardo's. Picture: ALI LLOYD - Credit: Archant

Staff at Kleeneze in Ipswich have thanked the generosity of its customers after Christmas gift donations for children’s charity Barnardo’s totalled more than £2,000 – it’s biggest year yet.

Donations from customers at Kleeneze Ipswich, which were given to Barnardo's charity for Christmas.

Donations from customers at Kleeneze Ipswich, which were given to Barnardo's charity for Christmas. Picture: ALI LLOYD - Credit: Archant

Each year Kleneeze collects donations from its customers to deliver to youngsters at the charity, and has benefited from an estimated £6,500 worth of gifts since it began in 2011.

Ali Lloyd, one of the donation organisers from Kleeneze, said: “We always feel very humbled by the generosity of our customers.

“It is amazing that this was our best year yet with lots of new customers donating too.

“Christmas time makes people so very generous and we love it that lots of families in need will be helped by our customers’ kindness.”

Barnardo’s works with young, vulnerable children and their families, as well as supporting young carers, helping families to adopt or foster a child and assisting those in poverty with children.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter