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The owners of the Balnoon Inn have joined forces the St Ives Salvation Army, based on The Wharf, to help with their Christmas Toy and Gift Drive.

Each year, the Salvation Army collects for children who might not otherwise receive a present, and this year the Balnoon Inn is acting as an additional collection point for those who don’t want to drive into the town centre.

Balnoon Inn Christmas

The charity suggests the following gifts for certain age groups:

0-3 years: dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles.

3-5 years: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles.

5-9 years: educational games and toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs and family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords.

9-12 years: games and toys, stationery, DVDs, books, T-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats.

13-16 years: books, make-up and toiletries (non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats, T-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers.