Minster FM Toy Appeal

JCT600 and Toymaster 

Thank you for making a difference!

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.

teddy bearThis year we’re here to help with our partners at Toymaster and JCT600 Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen cars and commercial vehicles, York.

We've been asking you to donate an extra toy this year that we can give to a disadvantaged child.

The deadline for donating has now passed and toys have been distributed to charities, community organisations and individuals across our area, so we want to say thank you to everyone who has donated toys for your generosity!


See where your toys went...

Have a look at our video to see why your donations were so important...


Thanks to our supporters...

Thanks to all local businesses and organisations who have provided drop-off points for toys, including the following: Acomb Dental Practice, Appealing Properties, Ardent Fireworks Ltd, Autoweb Design, Best Western Hotels, Childcare Centre, Co-op funeralcare, Elmbank Hotel, Energi Trampoline Park, Gap Designer outlet, George Hotel, JCT600 Mercedes Benz, JCT600 Volkswagen, JeffersonWade, Kappa's Cars, Kindercare York, Linton Pet Shop, Martin & Co, McDonalds, Nationwide Building Society, Natwest Bank, Nightingales Eatery, Northwood Lettings and Estate Agency,  Norton Ryedale Gym at Norton college, Osbaldwick Motors, Robinsons Equestrian, Ryedale Auctioneers, Sandburn Hall and Tykes Restaurant, Scarcroft Green Nursery, Selby Superbowl, Sight Support Ryedale, Skipton Building Society, Stamford Bridge Dental, Strensall Day Care Centre, Swinton insurance, The Fragrance Shop, The Highwayman Cafe, The Riverside Bar & Tex Mex, The Smile Rooms, Tiddlywinks, Toymaster, Vangarde Shopping Park, William H Brown, Wire Electricians, Wire Solar Limited, Ye Old Sun Inn, York Housing Association.


Thanks to our supporters...

Thanks to the various local charities and organisations which helped to distribute toys to those in need: Child in Need Teams 1 and 2 York, The Island, Victim Support York, Children’s Social Services York, Child Protection Team York (Children’s social services York), St Leonards Hospice, SNAPPY York, Selby Hands of Hope, Bee-Able, Children’s Services York Social Work Team, NSPCC York, York District Hospital Children’s Ward, Homestart York, Children's heart surgery fund Leeds General Infirmary.



Thanks to our toy-wrapping elves...

Toy wrappers

Dom and Geri LogoOur customised wrapping paper this year is kindly provided by DomandGeri.com.

Every year we have a brilliant team of toy wrapping elves who volunteer to wrap all of the presents donated.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered this year.


Toy Appeal Photos

Check out our gallery of last year's appeal...