The Toy Appeal is a registered charity, operated by Dee and Chris Drake and a large team of volunteers each year, which provides a sack of toys at Christmas to children, aged 2 – 17 years old, who are living in poverty.
The Appeal has been running since 2013. To date, they have made Christmas Day very special for thousands of children across the North West of England.
Social workers, schools, women’s refuges, food banks and drop-in centres, can refer a child or family to The Toy Appeal to ensure that they have presents to open on Christmas morning. Sadly they are not unable to take requests directly from parents or carers.
Dee, Chris and all the team of volunteers, believe that every child deserves to experience the magic of Christmas and The Toy Appeal steps in to help Father Christmas do this for thousands of children every year. They provide toy sacks to children, regardless of race, religion and gender, as long as they are referred via a social worker, a school, a food bank or a women’s refuge.
AEYates Charitable Trust, made a donation to help with buying gifts for these children, they also attended a charitable dinner for The Toy Appeal, where AEYates took part in there Tombola, prize draws and auction with a lot won and donated back into the appeal.