Every year on a Sunday in early December we hold our Toy Service at one of our services. This used to be a Wickhambrook church event but now this has expanded to be a Bansfield Benefice-wide event. During the service Children's Christmas Gifts are presented by the congregation at the altar for later donation by the benefice to Bury St Edmunds Social Services.
Bury St Edmunds Social Services are always very pleased with the donations we give them and they tell us that it makes such a huge difference to the children in their care who otherwise would receive either none or few gifts at Christmas.
People who can not or do not wish to attend the service but still want to donate presents can arrange to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that the presents are wrapped and have a label on them indicating whether the present is for a boy or girl as well as the age of the child to receive it.
Please think of others less fortunate at this festive time and donate a present.