DUDLEY pub The Bramford Arms at Woodsetton is collecting pre-loved and new toys to donate to The Black Country Wellbeing Centre Charity this Christmas.

The Hungry Horse venue is one of 235 pubs across the country participating in the pub chain’s annual Toy Boxing donation scheme, which launched in 2021 to help less fortunate families ensure children have toys to open at Christmas.

Pubgoers can donate toys at their local Hungry Horse until December 18.

To find out more go to hungryhorse.co.uk/christmas/toy-station-donation

The Bramford Arms took part in the initiative last year and donated more than 1,500 toys to The Black Country Wellbeing Centre, which supports local families.

This year, the pub is again calling for locals to donate toys for The Black Country Wellbeing community.

Donna Boden, general manager of the Bramford Arms, said: “The staff and I at The Bramford Arms are delighted to be supporting our local community for the third year running by donating toys to families in need.

“We know that although this time of year is a special one for many, it’s equally a struggle for those trying to support a family, with so many feeling the pinch in the current climate.

“The Woodsetton community is so tight knit and caring. We had such wonderful engagement from our customers and staff last year and we anticipate a great response from everyone again this year, as people come together to make every child’s Christmas special.”

Wade Cooper, founder and director of The Black Country Wellbeing Centre, said: “We are passionate about supporting children and families in the local area - particularly those struggling to get by financially.

“The donations given to us by The Bramford Arms will have a huge impact on our community, helping us put a smile on children’s faces on Christmas morning while easing some financial pressure on parents buying presents for little ones this year.”