Toy appeal does the business for community good causes
CHILDREN have collected toys in aid of three charities.
The pupils at St Gregory’s Primary School held a collection to gather together toys they no longer wanted after receiving gifts at Christmas. The appeal aimed to put the toys to better use by raising money for charity or being donated.
The children collected 25 bags of toys in aid of the children’s ward at Macclesfield Hospital, East Cheshire Hospice and Bollington charity The Bridgend Centre, which runs a variety of activities with the aim of making sure no-one in the community feels isolated.
Anita Armitt, parent and organiser of the event, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our children and received around 25 bags of toys, exceeding all expectations.
“The children really wanted to make sure their new and used toys found a suitable home where they could be put to good use.”
Bridgend Centre manager Rebecca Lea attended the school to receive the centre’s donation from the children.
She said: “Thank you so much. We will be able to sell these toys in our charity shop, which will mean they will be well loved again in a new home and will also raise valuable funds for our community centre.
“The Bridgend Centre was set up to create a positive life, especially for those feeling isolated.
“Since 1990 the centre has continued to achieve this by breaking down social barriers through community integration and change in people’s lives.”
●● Some of the pupils at St Gregory’s Primary School in Bollington with toys they chose to donate to Macclesfield Hospital, East Cheshire Hospice and The Bridgend Centre
●● Jack Evans, four, from Pott Shrigley school and Izzy Taylor, four, from St John’s School, Bollington, with items collected for Syrian refugees