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CHILDREN have been asked to give up one week’s pocket money to help disadvantaged youngsters.

The Portsmouth branch of self-storage company Safestore has launched a Christmas appeal to support children’s charity Variety.

Manager Julian Caddick said youngsters could use their pocket money to buy a gift for less fortunate children.

Mr Caddick said: ‘We are encouraging local children to think about using just one week’s pocket money to buy a small gift that could make a real difference to children less fortunate than themselves at Christmas.

‘Items such as colouring books, pens and games are good, as they are suitable for both girls and boys. But of course, any donations are gratefully received.’

Jason Lewis from Variety said: ‘These donations will greatly improve Christmas Day for the sick, disabled and disadvantaged children that we help support throughout the year.’

Donations can be made at Safestore in Fratton Way, Fratton.