The Carrickfergus community is urged to think of families who will have very little at Christmas.
The plea comes from the Society of St Vincent de Paul which is making it easier for people to support its work and to donate a gift to be given to those in need.
Regional president, Aidan Crawford from SVP says: “Each year, supported by the BBC, we run our Family Appeal in partnership with the Salvation Army. We link up with as many local shops as we can who act as collection points and this year toys and gifts can be left in at the local branch of Tesco, First Trust bank and Ulster Property Sales.
“We are very grateful for any support and would simply ask people to think about those who are struggling to make ends meet and to purchase an extra gift this year for a child from birth to 16 years and bring it unwrapped along to one of the collection points.”
SVP’s dedicated charity week continues until Sunday with collections across the province. Aidan adds: “We hope that the people in Carrickfergus will show their generosity to support the Family Christmas Appeal and our December collections.”