Thousands of presents will go to needy children this year

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One little boy from Gosport saved up all his pocket money for a year to buy toys.

Another from Waterlooville asked his mummy and daddy not to buy him presents, but to give his to our Mission Christmas Toy Appeal.

Just a couple of the stories I’ve heard about people’s generosity.

Our aim was to provide a toy for every child living in poverty within the Wave 105 region, which is just over 54,000 (with 20,000 in The News area alone).

It looks like you’ve donated nearer 60,000. Astonishing.

Now, after being sorted, charities will make sure the presents get to those needy children in time for the big day. You see, even Santa needs a hand sometimes.