DURHAM — Durham police are asking the public for help in making the holidays a little easier for the region’s less fortunate,

The students at Bowmanville’s John M. James Public School were treated to a Wednesday morning of music and holiday spirit as the Durham Regional Police officially launched their 2014 Christmas Food and Toy Drive.

Durham Police Chief Paul Martin and Chief-for-a-Day winner Victoria Broomer joined Santa Claus and a crowd of students, parents and police officers in launching the annual charity event with performances by the police band The Heat, and the school band.

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