While most of us look forward to Christmas there are some children for whom it is just another day. Every year there are families who through no fault of their own dread the thought of the festive season; people who can’t afford to treat their loved ones and won’t be sharing in the Christmas cheer.
This year we’re here to help with our partners at Bluewater Bathrooms & Kitchens.
We've been asking you to donate a toy to the Minster FM Christmas Toy Appeal. We'll distribute them all to disadvantaged children across our area including to families suffering poverty, children in hospital and those in care.
The deadline for donating toys has now passed, and we're making sure each and every toy reaches a child in time for Christmas.
With your help, we've managed to help the following...
St Leonard's Hospice
Child in Need Teams: North, South & West
Children's Social Services, York
Children's Heart Surgery Fund
North Yorkshire Horizons
Victim Support, York
Selby Hands of Hope
Children’s Social Services, York
York District Hospital Children’s Ward
Martin House Hospice
Plus a number of individual families in need across North Yorkshire.
Toy Appeal Photos
Check out our gallery of this year's appeal...
We'd like to thank everyone who has helped us with this year's appeal including everyone who has donated toys, and the following organisations and people...
Sharon Johnson from Arc Masonary and Clifton with Rawcliffe Junior School for raising a massive £1,800 in Toys at her Toy Appeal Kids Disco
Paul, Adrian and Pete from Bluewater Bathrooms for being our Toy Appeal sponsors and for offering their van and their help in collecting and delivering toys.
Simpson York for the use of their unit for our Toy Appeal HQ.
Julie, Julie, Lynn and Kate for donating their time and effort to help wrap and pack the toys.
Cockerills for donating the toy appeal boxes.
Bluewater Bathrooms & Kitchens
Yormed Ambulance Service
Hunters Business Centre
The Washing Well Laundry Company
McDonald's restaurants York & Selby
Rooms For All
Tumble Tots York & Selby
Young Discoverers Nursery
Thompsons Fish and Chips Restaurant
Peter Thompson of York Ltd
Yorkshire Tea Room Malton
Rivermead Care Home
Skipton Building Society
Station Taxis Malton
Terrington C of E Primary School
Ecocig Vapour Store
The White Swan Thorton Le Clay
Westgate Carr Farm Camping & Caravan Park
The Beck Tea Room
Ardent Fireworks Ltd
Peter Hartas Motors
Flowers By Sally May
Rossini & Damsel
Stamford Bridge Beaumont Care Home
Jack and Jill's Nursery School
Thirsk School & Sixth Form College
Ye Old Sun Inn Colton
JCT 600 York