We can all give ourselves a collective pat on the back this week following news that more than 2,000 toys have been donated to David Hawke’s Christmas appeal.
The Worksop estate agent’s annual call for us to donate a toy to a needy child has become a feature of the festive period in the town.
Each Christmas the town is united in wanting to ensure no Bassetlaw child goes without a toy under their tree.
Rumour has it that even grumpy old AA Grundi gets behind it.
And this year staff have been overwhelmed by the reaction from the community.
Despite doubts about the strength of the economic recovery and many families feeling the pinch, local folk have once again done us proud. Alongside many individual toy donations, David Hawke staff have also received £1,100 from members of Bassetlaw Council, while A1 housing workers also dug deep to provide 150 toys for local youngsters.
I’m sure all readers will share my shock and revulsion at news that an elderly lady has been robbed at knife point in her home just days before Christmas.
A burglar targeted the pensioner’s Kilton home last Friday and stole Christmas presents from under her tree.
It is difficult to imagine how frightened this poor lady must have been after her ordeal.
Fortunately, the good people of Worksop have responded how they always do to this type of outrage, and have rallied round to make Christmas as good as it can be for the lady.
Somebody in Worksop reading this will know who carried out this cowardly robbery and I would plead with them to do the right thing and tell police everything they know immediately.