After the success of last years first Christmas toy appeal, we are back with hope of helping more children in the local area by collecting gifts for those who might not receive one. Father Christmas will be leaving piles of presents in the homes of children across the world in just a few weeks, but not all children will wake up to gifts and for some it’s just an 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 owns Our Goole, says: “Last Christmas our team wanted to do something to make a difference in our community and the help we received from people in donating gifts was phenomenal! We just knew we had to bring it back this year and 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 last 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 onboard with us this year helping 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 and are unable to do so. We are therefore also collecting gifts for children to give their parents. Unwanted gift sets, toiletries or duplicated gifts you have received could be re-homed for children to give to their parents.”
The gifts will be wrapped and distributed to relevant families via the local support networks for children in Goole and surrounding villages. We need all gifts by Friday 14 December so we can wrap and distribute them in time for the big day. Morrisons, Credit Union and Specsavers are delighted to be involved, helping such a great cause for the families in our area who need a little help this Christmas.
Lisa adds: “We are delighted to make the toy appeal an annual event. So many of our children receive dozens of presents, could you perhaps add one more to your shopping bag for a disadvantaged child?”
Morrisons, 145 Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6EN
Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union, 22 Pasture Road, DN14 6EZ
Specsavers Opticians, 68 Boothferry Road, DN14 5BT
For age 0-3 years: 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, scarves, stationery.
13+ years: Make up and toiletries, hair accessories, clothes, books.
Parents: Toiletries, gift sets.
Gifts will go to local children in Goole and surrounding villages. 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, Our Goole. Thank you.