A new community initiative has been set up to help make sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year. The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal has been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, and there are several businesses across Cheadle who are acting as drop-off points for donations of new or used toys.
A new community initiative has been set up to help make sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year.
The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal has been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, and there are several businesses across Cheadle who are acting as drop-off points for donations of new or used toys.
Cllr Evans said: “The aim of this appeal is to take in donations of toys (new or very good used) and then deliver them to struggling families at Christmas.
“No child should be without a present and we know what a tough year it’s been for everyone which is why we’re trying to organise something to give back.
“If you feel like you need a present for your child this Christmas then please message the (Facebook) page with the child’s age and gender and we will make sure they get an age appropriate toy.
“Any donations are so very much appreciated and they will all go to putting a smile on children’s faces on Christmas day.”
All donated toys are set to be delivered close to Christmas, after they have been sanitised and wrapped ready for Christmas morning.
A number of businesses in Cheadle are now drop-off points for the donated toys. These include: Sidney’s Hairdressers and Barber Shop in Cheadle Market Place, Redeezine within Tudor House at 77 High Street, Cheadle PC Repairs at 57 High Street, Kenrals at 43-45 High Street, and Bargain Booze at 14 High Street.
Cllr Evans and Whitehouse are also on the look out for drop-off points in the following areas of Cheadle: Brookhouses, by the Master Potter area and also the Rakeway Estate.
In just a few days of starting the toy appeal, initially via social media, cllrs Evans and Whitehouse have been overwhelmed by the support already given by the community.
Cllr Whitehouse said: “What can me and Jamie say but a massive thank you to our little community.
“We’re only two days in to our appeal and the donations have come flooding in for the children.
“We’re completely blown away by the support from all of you and as always I’m in awe of the kindness of Cheadle.”
She added: “Thank you all so much for sharing and liking the page to get our appeal seen by more people.
“Please remember to message the page if you feel like your child would benefit from a present this Christmas.
“All requests are going to be treated with absolute confidentiality; and there is no judgement, if you need please just ask.
“So much love to all of you, Cheadle pulls through yet again. Our community rocks.”
For further information about the new Cheadle Toy Bank go online www.facebook.com/cheadletoybank.
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