Ashington Leisure Centre is a nominated drop off point for Metro Radio’s Mission Christmas which is collecting presents for sick and disadvantaged children across the north east.
Local residents are being encouraged to spread a bit of festive joy by donating gifts suitable for ages 0 -18.
The gifts need to be new and unwrapped as they will be wrapped and allocated according to the appropriate age of the children.
Across the North East an estimated 47,000 children are living in poverty and will be waking up on Christmas morning to an empty space beneath the tree.The Metro Radio campaign aims to ensure that every child will get at least one present on Christmas morning.
The collection at Ashington Leisure Centre starts on Monday 12th November and will run until 19th December 2018.