DONATIONS are still being taken in Dawlish for this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal.

Care provider Home Instead is supporting the campaign which ensures no child will go without a present to open on Christmas Day.

New and unwrapped donations of toys can be delivered to the Home Instead offices in the Tunnicliffe Building in Barton Hill car park until Friday December 2.

Suggested donations include, for up to three years old, dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles.

For three to five year olds, ideas include dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles.

For five to nine year olds, suggestions include educational games and toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs and family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords.

Donations for nine to 12s could be games and toys, stationery, DVDs, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats and for 13 to 16s books, make-up and toiletries, gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers.

Home Instead community ambassador Peta Cupper said: ‘We are collecting toys for the Salvation Army appeal which goes to families locally.’