THE appeal has closed, and now town hall staff are sorting through the hundreds of gifts donated to the Give a Little – Help a Lot campaign.
The project to find presents for the resort’s neediest children was the brainchild of Blackpool Council deputy leader Coun Fred Jackson and his wife Pam who today thanked everyone involved for their generosity.
Mrs Jackson said: “I particularly want to thank all the Blackpool Council workers who gave us their full support, especially Rachel Stafford who oversaw Give a Little for the council.
“Thank you to the Blackpool churches who came on board and supported us so wonderfully and I want to thank the people of Blackpool as without their gifts and giving we would not be able to give to the children who are so desperately in need.
“Thank you also to The Gazette for the coverage, without which the campaign would not have been as successful.”
Mrs Jackson said there were around 500 toys in the campaign gift room currently being wrapped by staff, but she was expecting “much more” to come in over the next few days”.