Early Birds (Toy Appeal) @ St Katharine, Knockholt
17th November 2019
A short (30mins) snappy service with songs, a short talk and prayer. Tea/Coffee/Squash biscuits afterwards. All welcome.

Take a look at the Early Birds page on the website for some of the songs we sing.

For the last couple of years we have supported the Salvation Army and their Christmas Toy appeal. They support local families who are in crisis and do not have the financial means to buy presents for their children at Christmas. We’ve had an amazing response from St Katharine's School and both our Churches, we donated around 200 toys both years. Last year we were contacted by a different district of the Salvation Army, New Addington. They are still in desperate need of our help as they have had even more families referred to them this year and they have struggled to get donations. Due to the increase in referrals they had thought they needed to put a cap on the number of families but in their words, “Who do you say no to?"
We have our Toy Services on Sunday 3rd November at St Margaret’s and 17th November at St Katharine’s.
The toys will be collected by the Salvation Army on Monday 18th November so please don’t donate after Sunday 17th November.
If you are unable to donate at either of the church services we will be holding a Toy Assembly in November (Date will be confirmed by school) at St Katharine’s school which the children really enjoy. They will bring their toys to assembly and The Salvation Army will talk to the children about their appeal and the difference their toys will make to the families.
If you are not able to donate your toys at any of these events Tim and Debbie would be happy for you to drop them to the Rectory.
Any toys donated must be NEW, UNWRAPPED and NOT BATTERY OPERATED as the families can’t afford to replace the batteries when they run out.
Here are some suggestions-
Babies/Toddlers: stacking toys, wooden bricks, teething rings, basic games/puzzles
Teenagers: Pens, notepads, hats and scarves, bags, costume jewellery, smellies, gadgets, pencil cases, mugs, socks, quizzes, games, wallets/purses
General: craft sets, family/board games, stocking fillers, puzzles, books, dressing up/role play, action figures/dolls, sensory toys, vehicles, construction toys (like Lego), balls
Monthly Service
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Early Birds


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