LUCY Meacock is hoping to see readers of the Warrington Guardian back the BiG Storage Christmas Toy Appeal in association with the paper.

The news and current affairs presenter is backing the campaign for a second year.

Lucy said: “I am delighted to be involved in the toy appeal again this year. Last year saw a tremendous response. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the Warrington Guardian readers, especially during the difficult times due to the economic climate.

“The children who benefited from the toys donated are some of the most under-privileged and vulnerable children in our community and hopefully Christmas day was full of much more joy and happiness than it would have been.

“I am hoping that this year we can help raise as many donations, if not more than we did last year. I would like to encourage everyone to buy an extra toy to donate to the appeal when out shopping over the next few weeks – It really will make a difference to a child or teenagers Christmas."

The appeal is looking for donations of new toys suitable for children up to 16-years-old and the presents will be donated to charities NSPCC, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, Jacobs Unique Memory Pot (J-U-M-P), Ronald McDonald House Charities, St Joseph’s Family Centre, Grangeway Court Homeless Lodge in Runcorn, and St Katherines Contact Centre.

Toys can be dropped off at BiG Storage, 73 Manchester Road, Woolston, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays from 9am to 4pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm.

They can also be handed in at Gulliver’s Theme Park and to the Warrington Wolves Trust at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.