Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal 2015
Saturday 10th October 2015 @ 23:01 by Charlotte
Community

Note: Appeal is now closed. Thank you for your participation in 2015, and lets hope to make 2016 even better!


Click on a pin to see that drop-off point’s address and details

Donate a toy and help Tameside’s disadvantaged children

Most children eagerly anticipate the coming of Christmas Day; where beautifully wrapped presents are carefully placed under a brightly lit tree.

However for thousands of children from poverty-stricken families throughout Tameside, this day is one of the bleakest – but this year, you can make a difference.

In the run up to the big day, we are calling on all readers to donate new, unopened toys as part of the Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal.

On Saturday, a dedicated team of volunteers from Tameside 4 Good, Tameside Radio, Tameside Reporter and Tameside Rotary Club braved the cold to collect gifts from outside Asda in Ashton. They received many presents from kind-hearted shoppers.

Amy Watson, Tameside 4 Good development worker, said: “We’re really pleased that local businesses and the community are keen to come together to help local families who are struggling.

“The toys will be given to children and young people in need and we know at this time of year this really makes a difference. Together we can make Christmas special for every child living in Tameside.”

Gift ideas

  • Children aged 0-3 years old: rattles, books, building blocks, play sets
  • Children aged 4-12 years old: board games, books, craft sets, educational toys
  • Teenagers: toiletries, gift sets, books, gadgets, creative and science toys, gift vouchers
  • All Ages: pyjamas, scarf’s, gloves and hats, slipper socks

You can leave presents at any of the drop off points around Tameside – or if you would simply prefer to give a cash donation then please make all cheques payable to ‘Tameside 4 Good’.

Listen to the interviews from Saturday’s Outside Broadcast

See the photos here

If you can spare one present this year, it will make a huge difference. The deadline for donations is Friday 18th December, 2015.

help

Tameside 4 Good urgently need warehouse space to store all the donations (until the week before Christmas). Can you help ? Please email [email protected]

By Lexi Gagan

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