The official Isle of Wight Radio Toy Appeal runs until 10am December 14th – and we would love you to be involved!
Sadly, there are thousands of children on the Isle of Wight who won’t be getting much of a Christmas this year – but you can help us change that.
We know from our previous appeals what a huge difference an unexpected gift makes to the lives of less-fortunate children on the Isle of Wight, including young carers, children in hospital over the Christmas period, looked-after children, sick youngsters, bereaved children or those challenged by poverty and housing problems.
Isle of Wight Radio has been involved in the appeal since its inception eight years ago and has witnessed the difference it has made to thousands of young lives on the Island.
Here’s where you can help.
You can donate a NEW toy or gift suitable for a child aged 0-16 via an official drop off point between 23 November and 14 December (10am deadline).
We’re asking you to donate new toys unwrapped and to the value of £10. But we know that’s a big ask for some people, so that’s why we’re hoping you might sign up to do a fundraiser and raise some money, which will then help us buy toys to donate!
Fundraising ideas could include:
- A cake sale
- Coffee morning
- Sponsored silence
- Wear your Christmas Jumper to work day
- Beard shave
- Office collection/collection buckets
Every monetary donation counts and if it’s cash or an online donation, we use it to buy toys before they’re wrapped and handed out in time for Christmas.
You can donate money via the “Donate” button and we will choose a gift for you. All gifts will be wrapped by volunteers (you can even help us wrap) and delivered in time for Christmas!
YOU CAN DONATE HERE
THANK YOU TO ALL THE BUSINESSES WHO HAVE PLEDGED SUPPORT SO FAR, INCLUDING:
1Leisure, Bestival, Yarmouth Harbour, BAE Systems, Pittis Estate Agents, Toymaster, Tesco, Watson Bull and Porter, Green and Foster, IW Observer, Hampshire and IW Police, Specsavers Newport, Hose Rhodes Dickson, East Cowes Computers, Solent Auto Point, WightFibre, Wightlink, Vectis Ventures, Island Echo, IW County Press, Lloyds Bank, Red Funnel, Solent/Quayside Pubs, Character Inns, Garlic Farm, Visit IOW, Woods Kitchen, JR Zone, Morrisons, Ventnor Winter Gardens, Mothercare, Asda, West Wight Sports Centre, Charlotte’s Academy, Bagel Wrap.
It’s a local appeal, run by local people to benefit local children – and on behalf of all the local organisations you’ll be helping, thank you!
We believe every child deserves a Happy Christmas!