The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products have been spreading some early Christmas cheer with a donation of toys to Aldershot’s Salvation Army.

The bountiful sacks were dropped off by Facilities and Events Manager, Noemi Leece-Cleere, on behalf of both companies to bring a little bit of joy to children in need around the festive season. With a staggering 5.2 million children expected to be living in poverty by 2022 in the UK alone, there really is no better time than the present for businesses to step up and make a difference.

Salvation Army church leader Stewart Madden was on-hand to receive the gifts and assured that each toy would find a home this Christmas. Whilst a heart-warming sentiment, it also highlights the sheer volume of Hampshire and Surrey youth living below the poverty line.

If you’d like to find out more about the work of the Salvation Army and be part of their positive influence in the local community, visit You can set up a donation box to provide food, gifts and support work for people in need in your area – a great ethical gift option for your friends and family in place of last-minute panic buys or presents that will be used once and never picked up again.

Operations Director for The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products, Helen Dyl, comments: “We are a business built on community and if we can support a local organisation, we will.  We work with the Salvation Army throughout the year and, while the festive season should not be the only time for giving, it’s a great opportunity to help create a special experience for families and children.”