Something struck a chord when I heard about the Charnwood Christmas Toy Appeal 2016. It was upon hearing some children spend Christmas without one single toy which pulled on my heart strings and so I decided my business had to help.
This week I went to see their office space, kindly offered to them by Nat West in Loughborough, and met with Ruth Townsend chair of the appeal. She swung open the doors to what can only be described as, a real-life Santa’s grotto in the early stages of organisation by his elves! An amazing sight with all the toys collected so far and lined up in age order, but more gifts are needed.
‘If you give, you’ll never be poor’ – Mother Teresa
The appeal, now in its 27th year, is organised and run entirely by these amazing volunteers and aims to deliver to more than 500 disadvantaged children age 0-16 from across Loughborough and Charnwood this Christmas.
Our office, right in the centre of Loughborough town on Swan Street (opposite Nationwide), is now one of three official collection points for new toys and gifts and we’re urging you to help put a smile on the face of a child this Christmas too!
Simply pop an extra toy or gift in your basket when next shopping in the town for Christmas and donate it in our collection bin.
It is asked that gifts, for either a boy or girl, are donated unwrapped so they can be sorted and arranged in the most suitable way and for the correct age range.
I’ll keep you posted as to how we go!
Have a good Christmas