Gifts stacking up for Bracknell Forest Standard Giving TreeBy Julie Spencer
December 06, 2012
Presents are already piling up for this year’s Bracknell Forest Standard’s Giving Tree Appeal.
Generous staff and customers at businesses and shops across the borough have been quick to support the appeal by buying a present for a needy child.
Julia Hooke, from Bracknell computer security firm RSA, said all the tags on the tree at their office in Western Road had already been taken.
She said: “We do this every year and all our tags went last week and presents are already coming in.”
The annual appeal allows Christmas shoppers to buy extra presents which are distributed to charities to send to a child in need.
Each Giving Tree is decorated with tags giving details of the required present.
Shoppers select a tag, buy the gift and take it, unwrapped, back to the tree.
Charities benefiting from this year's appeal are Barnardo's, Young Carers, Dingley Play Group, Transform Housing, Home Start, ASD Family Help and Berkshire County Blind Society.
There are trees at the Tesco stores in Warfield and Martins Heron and at Zappas in Crowthorne.