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Dorset Man Launches Appeal for Missing April Jones

April Jones

1:35pm 7th December 2012

An appeal has been launched in Dorset to support the family of missing toddler April Jones.

The 5 year old was kidnapped outside her home Machynlleth in Wales over 2 months ago and a man has since been charged with her murder.

Now, local man Peter Davies has set up an appeal and is collecting gifts and treats for April's family and primary school.

Dorset MP's - including Oliver Letwin - and our local Mayors are all supporting his campaign that launched today (Friday 7th December)

Appeal organiser Peter has been handing out leaflets at Morrisons in Bridport and his team have been helping raise awareness of the appeal in Dorchester's Town Centre.

MP for Montgomeryshire Glyn Davies has told Wessex FM it means a lot to April's family and the Machynlleth community who're still trying to get back on track.


MP for West Dorset Oliver Letwin says he's backing the campaign too, and he's going to donate himself.


Gifts can be anything from sweets, story books, indoor games, outdoor games, toys, dried food, cuddly toys, stationery ... The list is endless.

The appeal asks for your name and postcode written on a card and attached to donations.

Below are the official collection points for April's Appeal.

Blockbusters Bridport- 35 East St, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 3JX - tel 01308  421424.  Open  all week. - 10.00 a.m.  to 10.00 p.m.
Blockbusters Weymouth - 72 St Thomas St, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 8EL.  Tel  01305 777761 open all week 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
U-Drive car/van hire Dorchester - The Wagon Works ( by new Brewers Square ), Station Approach, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1QX.  tel 01305 251995 open 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.. Closed on Sunday
U-Drive car/van hire Weymouth- 44 Lynch Lane, Lynch Lane Industrial Estate, Weymouth. Dorset  DT4 9DN.  Tel: 01035 778811. Open 8.30 am to 5.30pm.  Closed on Sunday.

You can make a donation:
 via Barclays Bank's "April's Fund" Sort code 20-18-41, account number 13780678.

- Send your cheque to Barclays, 4 Pentrehedyn Street, Machynnleth, Powys SY20 8ES:  Tel: 01654 543603 (This branch can only accept cheques)
- Cash or cheques can be paid in at the following branches of Barclays: Weymouth, Bridport, Dorchester, and Poole. Just ask at the counter for an "April's Fund"paying in slip.  
- Make a payment online, using the account details above.

OR through the Machynlleth Council website or Facebook, just search yplasmachynlleth.

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