McDonald’s Thorne has partnered with Thorne Rural Lions again for its annual Christmas Toy Appeal.
The appeal was launched yesterday (Tues 2 Nov) and the restaurant hopes to make this year’s its biggest yet after being hampered by the coronavirus pandemic last Christmas.
Last year, McDonald’s Thorne donated a selection of toys which, along with other donations, helped Thorne Rural Lions gift 600 Christmas presents to local families.
This year, as with previous years, gifts collected by McDonald’s Thorne will go to Thorne Rural Lions who will hand them over along with other donations to Doncaster Council’s East area Stronger Communities team to distribute. Presents will then be handed out to local families in need of a little extra help at Christmas.
McDonald’s franchisee Mike O’Reilly said: “Having missed the toy appeal last year due to Covid we’re hoping to make this year’s appeal the biggest ever”. Our photograph shows Mike with Lion Auriol Henton and officers from the DMBC East team.
Donations of toys and gifts can be dropped of at the McDonald’s restaurant, at Thorne retail park, right up until Friday 17 December.
Thorne Rural Lions will then be at McDonald’s Thorne on the morning of Saturday 18 December with Santa and his Sleigh to collect funds and bring some “Christmas fun” to families shopping at the retail park.