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Air Cadets help to deliver a brighter Christmas

With the festive season rapidly approaching most families are looking forward Christmas morning and spending time with loved ones as the children open their presents.

But for some families it isn't always easy to provide presents for the children on Christmas Day and that's where Nuneaton 's Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal is stepping in to deliver a brighter Christmas.

Nuneaton based Royal Air Force Air Cadets and Veterans Contact Point volunteers combine their efforts to support the Salvation Army to deliver a brighter Christmas for local children

On Monday 16th December Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron and members of the Nuneaton based Veterans Contact Point joined other volunteer groups at the Salvation Army Hall to help wrap a mountain of Christmas presents for less fortunate children.

Air Cadets Holly Odam and Cpl Breanne Richter busily writing out all the labels to ensure that every child gets a present on Christmas Day

When the Cadets and VCP volunteers arrived at the Salvation Army Hall in Newdegate Street , it was full of toys and other goodies which all needed wrapping but it didn't take long before the scene was turned into something resembling Santa's workshop. Volunteer elves of all ages were busily writing labels, wrapping presents for the children ready for delivery to deserving families all across the borough who would otherwise be going without on Christmas Day.

Royal Air Force Air Cadets wrapping presents for the children

Major Conny Vogler, who commands the Nuneaton Salvation Army Corps, said: "I would like to thank the volunteers from the Air Cadets and Veterans Contact Point for coming along and helping to wrap the presents ready for delivery. Many people are busy preparing for Christmas, but we mustn't forget that there are families in our local community where children cannot look forward to getting a present. We don't want any child to go without a toy or a present this Christmas, even if it is only just a small thing. It can make such a real difference to their lives to know that somebody cares."

Air Cadets Sgt Matthew Carrington and Matthew Waudby, Selecting presents for the children

Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Added, “I am so glad that our cadets have been able to help out with such a worthwhile charitable activity. They have certainly shown that Christmas is a time for giving up some of their time to help others and we've all had so much fun selecting and wrapping the toys and gifts for the children. It's so good to know that in some small way our efforts tonight will go some way to Light up Christmas for so many children in local families”.

Veterans Contact Point volunteers Alex Kelley, Len Hardy and Paddy Garner helping to deliver a brighter Christmas for local children.

Air Cadets Cpl Breanne Richter and Holly Odam take a shine to one little teddy appropriately dressed in his flying suite. They just hope the child that gets him loves him as much as they did.


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