Oldham Council staff donate 320 gifts to local children

Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

The Operation Christmas Child campaign sees people donate a gift which is then given to a local child or young person who is part of family in need.

Those taking part are given a tag with a first name, age and gender on it. They then buy a relevant gift for their young person which is presented in time for Christmas.

Cllr Jenny Harrison, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Safeguarding, said: “It goes without saying that thanks go to all those who have carefully selected and donated a gift.

“Some of our young people wouldn't receive a single gift on Christmas Day if it wasn't for the kindness of colleagues within the council and partners.

“May I thank our officers who organised the appeal and other staff for their kindness. On Christmas Day, those involved will have brought a smile to the face of a child in difficult circumstances.”

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Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.