Last year Kathryn Rooney ran a Christmas toy appeal for the corona vulnerable people and volunteers group in Consett.
She arranged with local shops and businesses to take collection boxes for new toys right before the lockdown hit. The support from local people was phenomenal. The group was able to supply toys to 168 local children with the help of social workers, schools and refuges. They also identified families who were most at need and delivered directly to them.
The group is doing it all again this year and have already got a growing list of businesses and organisations who have committed to take a toy collection boxes.
The easiest way to donate is to use the following Amazon wish list, simply go to link, choose the gift you’d like to purchase, pay and it’s delivered to the Toy Box Appeal.
It’s hard to imagine, but if the group hadn’t supplied toys to the refuge, some of the children would not have received any presents from Santa Clause on Christmas morning.