A travel agent has launched its annual gift collection for children in care.

Staff at Premier Travel’s Halstead office, in High Street, are running the appeal until Wednesday, December 20 in a bid to bring a smile to disadvantaged youngsters this Christmas.

The travel agent is asking for new toys or other gifts to be donated that would be suitable for any new born baby and children up to the age of 16.

Donations can be left directly at the office.

Once the appeal deadline has passed, a representative from social services will then collect all of the gifts that have been donated and aim to hand them out to children in time for Christmas.

Branch manager Sarah Colson said: “Christmas is such a special time of year, particularly for children, and we always try to contribute wherever we can to make the day extra special for those less fortunate.

“We have launched our Santa’s Sack appeal once again in order to collect donations for children in care, who might not receive a present at Christmas.

“Any contributions, no matter how big or small, will be greatly received and much appreciated.”

For further information contact Premier Travel’s Halstead branch on 01787 473452 or visit their website at www.premier-travel.co.uk.