All Saints and Salutation Church, in Blackwell, Darlington, is appealing for people to donate toys to a Salvation Army Christmas fund.

Gifts can be taken to the church, in Ravensdale Road. Contact 01325-469891.

CHURCH EVENTS: St Andrew's Church, in Haughton Green, Darlington, is holding a Christingle making class in the church hall on Saturday, December 22.

The church will also host Christingle services on Sunday, at 2pm and 4pm.