IOW Christmas Toy Appeal
“Living on the Island and having young children myself, this Appeal is very close to my heart. It’s heartbreaking that some babies and young people may not get any Christmas presents this year, so I hope that some of you can possibly buy an extra present this year and drop it at one of the locations around the Island.”
Rob da Bank
In a fantastic new initiative, powered by Bestival and supported by IOW Radio & IOW County Press, we’re inviting the Isle of Wight community over the next few weeks to seriously brighten up Christmas for hundreds of less fortunate children living locally on the Isle of Wight.
There are many children living on the Isle of Wight who, for a variety of reasons, might be considered less fortunate (such as young carers, the sick, and those living in poverty).
The IOW Christmas Toy Appeal believes that every child deserves to feel special at Christmas. We are working closely with the Isle of Wight Council and local charities to ensure that your donations will reach the children who need them most.
Islanders are being invited to drop-off a new unwrapped toy or gift to the IOW Christmas Toy Appeal (open from 19th November – 14th December) at one of the many official drop-off points dotted right across the Island. The IOW Christmas Toy Appeal volunteers will then wrap all gifts and distribute them amongst those less fortunate this Christmas.
Please note that any gifts must be new and unwrapped (and please don’t forget to include batteries if your gift requires them!) and suitable for ages 0-16. As this will be the only gift received by many of these children, organisers do suggest that a price range of between £10-£20 would be appropriate wherever possible please although this is only a guide and any gift is appreciated.
For more info on the appeal, or to find out where your nearest drop-off point on the Isle Of Wight is (or how to pop your donated toy in the post to the appeal) visit the website here: www.christmastoyappeal.org
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