The Citizen's annual Christmas Tins and Toys Appeal is gaining momentum.

The appeal is in aid of the women's refuge which takes in women who have suffered abuse from violent husbands or partners, and their children.

The success of the appeal is thanks to the generosity of readers who regularly bring in donations of tins, toys, toiletries and nappies.

Please bring donations to our offices at 45-47 Pall Mall, Chorley, during office hours, or call 01257 269313.