The Island's Official Toy Appeal is back!

Following a successful first year, the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal needs your help to brighten up Christmas for less fortunate children living here on the Island again this year. These are children who, for a variety of reasons are finding Christmas tough - sickness, a recent bereavement or another crisis in their lives, or perhaps their family just can't afford presents this year.

Donate a new, unwrapped toy into one of our 13 drop-off points located across the Island. We will wrap and distribute your present in time for Christmas. Working closely with IOW Council and local charities we can ensure that your donations reach the children who need them most.

YOU CAN HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Drop off points:
Newport:
Isle of Wight Radio
Isle of Wight County Press
The Entertainer
Mothercare
Argos
Morrisons

Shanklin:
Toymaster

Ryde:
Tesco Extra
Toymaster
Co-Op, High Street

Cowes:
Charlotte’s Academy
Aldi

Lake:
Morrisons

Freshwater:
West Wights Sport Centre
Co-Op

All WightLink and Red Funnel Ferry Terminals and all Branches of Watson Bull & Porter

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Further information:
  • NEW unwrapped gifts only please, for ages 0-16 years. Suggested value: £10+
  • Please DON'T FORGET the TEENAGERS - They need gifts too! Gifts ideas for teens: Gadgets, Creative & Science Toys, Jewellery, Cosmetic Sets and Gift Sets. Thank you.
  • If you don't live on the Isle Of Wight but would still like to donate a gift then please send it to: Bestival Toy Appeal, Bestival, Lower Ground Floor, 19 Buckingham St, London, WC2N 6EF.
  • The IOW Christmas Toy Appeal volunteers will then wrap the gifts and distribute them amongst those less fortunate this Christmas.
  • Here are just a few of the causes your donations could help: The Children's Society, Spurgeons, St Mary's Hospital, Foodbank, Homestart, Beaulieu House, YMCA Young Carer's Scheme and The Women's Refuge.
  • If you know of a local charity or non-profit making organisation that could benefit from the IOW Christmas Toy Appeal, please email details to info@christmastoyappeal.org