OLDHAM COUNCIL workers dug deep at Christmas to donate 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.
The Operation Christmas Child campaign sees people donate a gift which is then given to a local child or young person who is part of family in need.
Those taking part are given a tag with a first name, age and gender on it. They then buy a relevant gift for their young person which is presented in time for Christmas.
Cllr Jenny Harrison, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Safeguarding, said: “It goes without saying that thanks go to all those who have carefully selected and donated a gift.
“Some of our young people wouldn’t receive a single gift on Christmas Day if it wasn’t for the kindness of colleagues within the council and partners.
“May I thank our officers who organised the appeal and other staff for their kindness. Those involved will have brought a smile to the face of a child in difficult circumstances.”