We are back with our third Christmas toy appeal with the hope of helping more children in the local area by collecting gifts for those who may not receive one.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Father Christmas will soon be leaving piles of presents in the homes of children across the world. However, not all children will wake up to gifts and for some it’s just another day. Our aim is to ensure as many children as possible in our area receive a gift from Father Christmas.
Lisa Warrener, Director of CreateTVT, which produces Our Goole, says: “For the past two years I am thrilled to see how much the people of Goole have made a difference in our community. We just knew we had to make this an annual event so we could help even more children in our area. The thought of children potentially waking up on Christmas morning without a gift to open is heartbreaking.
“The success of the previous year’s toy appeal shows how generous the people of Goole and surrounding villages are and we hope the same, if not more people will be on board with us this year to help make Christmas special for disadvantaged children in the area.
“Equally, many children would love to be able to give a gift to their parents or carers on Christmas morning but are unable to. With this in mind, we will also be collecting gifts for children to give to those who look after them all year round. Unwanted gift sets, toiletries or duplicate gifts you have received could be re-homed.”
The gifts will be wrapped and distributed to relevant families via the local support networks for children in Goole and surrounding villages. Therefore, we ask if you could donate the gift un-wrapped.
Joanne Evans from the Credit Union told Our Goole: ‘Last year we were overwhelmed with the support we received with collecting for the toy appeal, which meant that even more families could be offered gifts. This year we hope to support as many families as possible and make this Christmas equally special’.
We need all gifts by Friday 13th December so we can wrap and distribute them in time for the big day. Cash donations can also be dropped off at the Credit Union store in their special collection box.
Tesco, Morrisons, Credit Union and Specsavers are delighted to be involved, helping such a great cause for the families in the area.
Lisa adds: “So many of our children receive dozens of presents, could you perhaps add one more to your shopping bag for a disadvantaged child?”
Tesco, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6BB
Morrisons, 145 Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6EN
Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union, Unit 6, The Old Station Hotel, Pasture Road
Specsavers Opticians, 68 Boothferry Road
Gifts will go to local children in Goole and surrounding villages.
For age 0-3: Teddy bears, dolls, clothes, bath toys, puzzles.
3-5 years: Dolls, action figures, toy vehicles, colouring books, puzzles, games.
5-9 years: Books, stationery, educational games.
9-12 years: Educational games, clothes, gloves, hats, scalves, PJs, stationery.
13+ years: Make-up, toiletries, hair accessories, clothes, books.
Parents: Toiletries, gift sets.
All gifts must be new, unused and unwrapped.
If you’d like your place of work to collect gifts for the appeal, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your details on our social media channels and website. If you are short on space in your office, we can arrange to collect the gifts from you weekly. If you’d like to make a cash donation please contact us via our Facebook page.