Over 300 children and young people have received toys and gifts ready for Christmas thanks to the caring donations from local residents and businesses from across the borough as part of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust toy appeal
The Trust has received generous donations from local appeals, businesses such as Fellows at Doncaster Airport, Tesco Balby and Edenthorpe, Morrison’s York Road, Lloyds TSB, Kingthorne General Practice and local Radio Station TRX1. As well as from their own colleagues who have made donations in the run up to the appeal week.
Included within the donations are St Mary’s Church who raised a whopping £600 amongst their community which was donated in the form of Frenchgate vouchers and accompanied by gifts for all ages.
Teams from across the Trust who support children and young people across Doncaster have since been busy delivering them to families and young people who would otherwise struggle to get gifts this year.
The annual Toy Appeal this year also included a ‘Christmas in a box’ collection among Trust staff who donated luxury Christmas food items and a shopping voucher for the young people who are managing on a tight budget.
Rebecca Wilshire, Director of Children’s Social Care and Deputy Chief Executive at the Trust, said: “We have been blown away by the kindness shown by the Doncaster community – especially during such a difficult time globally. These presents will make the world of difference to the children and young people and families of Doncaster who will now wake up with a smile.
“I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the Trust to everyone who has donated.”