Lucy Meacock said; “I am delighted to be involved in the toy appeal again this year. Last year saw a tremendous response. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the Warrington Guardian readers, especially during the difficult times due to the economic climate. The children who benefited from the toys donated are some of the most under-privileged and vulnerable children in our community and hopefully Christmas day was full of much more joy and happiness than it would have been.
I am hoping that this year we can help raise as many donations, if not more than we did last year. I would like to encourage everyone to buy an extra toy to donate to the appeal when out shopping over the next few weeks – It really will make a difference to a child or teenagers Christmas”
On behalf of one of the recipients the NSPCC, Helen Lewandowska, Project Team Manager says:
“Many of the families we work with are unable to afford Christmas presents or Christmas food for their children and their family. The donations of toys that we receive means that we are able to help these families to enjoy a happy and positive Christmas.”
The appeal is looking for donations of new toys suitable for the age range from 0 to 16 years old. Look for the buy one get one free offers, or 2 for 1’s and the gift doesn’t have to be expensive. The children the gifts are donated to would not normally receive a present at Christmas if it wasn’t for appeals like this.
The charities which will benefit from the appeal are:
Toys can be dropped off at BiG Storage, 73 Manchester Road, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4AE, 01925 812 700 (on the A57), Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Saturdays 9am to 4pm, and Sundays 10am to 2pm at the BiG Storage reception. Location maps can also be seen at www.bigstorage.info.
Toys can also be dropped off at:
Thank you on behalf of the children, charities, the Warrington Guardian and BiG Storage.
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