The Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association (PARCA) has been busy wrapping gifts for youngsters after its appeal was met by a great response.
The charity said: “We are getting in the festive mood with our decorations up and gifts for the children’s gift appeal wrapped, thanks to help from our volunteers.
“We want to thank all the individuals, not just from Peterborough but the wider Cambridgeshire area, who have donated gifts to us and made this possible. Also, a big thank you to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for letting people know about our appeal, MP Paul Bristow, Cllr John Peach and the Butterfly Legacy Project who have all supported our Christmas Gift Appeal, as well as several other local organisations.
“In what has been a difficult year for many reasons we wanted to brighten the lives of children locally who may not receive anything this Christmas due to a variety of reasons such as low incomes or parents who are struggling with health issues.
“We know there will now be many local children who have a reason to smile this festive period. We’d also like to remind families that PARCA is here for those who need us, we care about you and can help with a variety of concerns.”
People can still donate by visiting the PARCA website: parcaltd.org.