Karen Mullan said
“We are well aware of the pressures that are placed on families already struggling at this particular time of year and the community always rally at Christmas with a large number of initiatives to assist families at this special time who may be struggling to meet expectations.
“This year the Eamon Lafferty, Ethel Lynch, Pearse Starrs and Martin McGuinness Cumiann decided to come together to purchase gift vouchers in support for the annual appeal. They are encouraging anyone thinking of donating to a charity this year to consider supporting this appeal by purchasing gift vouchers for toys.
“The vouchers can be left at the Creggan Neighbourhood Centre, the Corned Beef Tin on Central Drive, the Gasyard Centre or at Dove House Community Trust at Meenan Square.
The Foyle MLA concluded
“In such a challenging year with the COVID pandemic let’s bring some cheer to those who could do with some assistance.