Travel agent’s collection of toys to help families

Toy collection at Co-operative Travel in Bedford
Toy collection at Co-operative Travel in Bedford

Toys galore have been collected for needy children this Christmas by a Bedford travel agent.

The Central England Co-operative Travel centre, in Harpur Street, made an earlier appeal for gifts and toys for its Santa’s Suitcase appeal.

Branch manager Kevin Arnold said: “We are delighted to have collected more than 120 gifts and toys for the children and families being supported by Bedford’s local charity FACES this Christmas.”

The branch made an official handover to FACES of the toys and gifts collected, and staff are pictured with some. FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services) is a local charity offering practical and emotional support to families under stress. For more information visit