COVENTRY Police’s offices looked like Santa’s Grotto this week when an array of toys, games and crafts were collected for children in the city this Christmas.
Officers have been busy wrapping each item before handing them out to youngsters in care as part of the force’s campaign to help people in the city.
Insp Rebecca Farr organised the toy collection alongside PCSO Kate Sephton. She said: “The generosity from people has been amazing.
“We’ve had everything from games consoles to cuddly toys.
“We wanted to play a small part in making Christmas special for children in our city and I’m really grateful to everyone who’s donated.”
North East Coventry schools officers were also joined by junior PCSOs from St Laurence Primary School to make festive food hampers for vulnerable victims of crime.
Food collection points at police stations across the city have been busy.
Everything collected will be donated to Coventry’s food networks and are bound for festive food hampers.
Coventry Police said it also wanted to give a special mention to young people on the Prince’s Trust project who did a great job when
they went out and about collecting food and toys for Hope Community Projects food hub in Gosford Green.
The tuck shop for officers at Coventry Central police station has donated almost 50 chocolate selection boxes bound for the Mosaic food hub in Hillfields.