A POLLOK charity has vowed to do all it can to save Christmas for hundreds of struggling families - but warned it’ll need support.

G53Together has identified around 300 families across the area who are in need of help this festive period.

The team - including Glasgow City Council depute leader Councillor David McDonald - are working around the clock to pull off a Christmas miracle and ensure no child wakes up without a present under the tree on December 25.

The charity have joined forced with the Glasgow Times Toy Bank Appeal and will serve as an official drop off point to take in donations from kind-hearted readers.

Cllr McDonald said: “The calls are still coming in thick and fast. The past few weeks in particular, it’s all been about Christmas.

“When I was there the other day, a woman called because she and her husband had both lost their jobs and were struggling to get Universal Credit.

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“It’s heartbreaking hearing these people over the phone and the crisis they are in. They’re just so grateful for something like a small bag of toys because it’s one less thing for them to worry about.”

Meanwhile, the Glasgow Times is on a mission to find out what the city’s children are looking for under their Christmas tree this year.

As part of our Bank on Us toy appeal, we’re looking for readers to help inspire those looking to donate to the campaign.

Children and young people have been encouraged to let the Glasgow Times have a sneak peek at their lists to Santa this year.

Parents and guardians can send festive pictures of their wee ones in via our website.

The lists will be used to provide ideas for those looking to donate.

Santa’s helpers have compiled the following ideas to help Glasgow’s elves know where to start when filling our free paper donation bags, which will be included with every copy of the newspaper from December 4.

For young children aged zero to three-years-old, gifts such as duplo sets, soft toys and book tokens would be appreciated.

As well as dolls and baby toys.

For those aged between four and six-years-old, cars, board games and action figures are recommended, as well as dolls, soft toys and book tokens.

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Lego sets, jigsaws, board games and book tokens would suit seven to nine-year-old’s as well as action figures and dolls.

For the older children, aged over 10-years-old, Lego, science sets, art supplies and book tokens.

The gifts can be popped into one of our paper bags and donated directly to a local toy bank.

They can also be dropped off with our sponsors A1 Toys or Storage Vault, as well as Glasgow Times offices.

From there, they will be distributed to charities who will deliver the presents to those in need.

More details surrounding the donation spots will be revealed alongside the bag on Friday.