HARROW'S mayor has got behind the Observer's Christmas Toy Appeal and has encouraged residents to do their bit for the campaign.
For the fifth consecutive year we are calling on you the readers to buy an extra little gift this Christmas to brighten up the festive season for the children who face spending the holiday season battling illness at Northwick Park Hospital.
And the mayor, councillor Eric Silver, is lending his support to the appeal.
He said: "I think the appeal is an absolutely fantastic idea.
"It is one of the worst times for a child to have to spend in hospital and anything we can do to brighten up this time of year for children and their families is very important.
"These kids are not just in hospital for colds and flu - they are very ill and I think the toy appeal can bring some joy at a difficult time for them, so of course I fully endorse the campaign."
People wishing to donate to the appeal can leave their gift at any library across Harrow or at the manager's office at St Ann's Shopping Centre, located through the doors between the KFC and Spud U Like counters, upstairs.