Toy story

Street star pops into ap­peal

Stockport Times West - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Stock­port Ex­press and Times BiG Stor­age Ac­tive Toy Ap­peal is de­lighted to wel­come another fa­mous face back­ing the 2014 cam­paign.

Sue Ni­cholls, of Corona­tion Street (and for those a lit­tle older Rent-a-ghost) fame, vis­ited BiG Stor­age in Chea­dle along with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of The To­gether Trust – another char­ity that ben­e­fits from the gifts col­lected and do­nated by the you, the fan­tas­tic Ex­press read­ers.

Sue is cham­pi­oning the work of our Toy Ap­peal this year and is also a pa­tron of the To­gether Trust. She said: “I am de­lighted to support the Big Stor­age Toy Ap­peal. I know from my in­volve­ment with the To­gether Trust over many years how much the gifts are ap­pre­ci­ated.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to do­nate to the ap­peal and play your part to help dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple have a brighter Christ­mas.”

The To­gether Trust pro­vides a range of so­cial care, spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity support ser­vices to over 1,700 vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, young peo­ple and adults and their fam­i­lies ev­ery year.

This in­cludes those with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, autism spec­trum con­di­tions, be­havioural, emo­tional, so­cial and com­mu­ni­ca­tion dif­fi­cul­ties, com­plex med­i­cal needs and sen­sory im­pair­ments.

To­gether Trust fundrais­ing man­ager He­len Brails­ford said: “Our phi­los­o­phy is that ev­ery­one de­serves an equal chance in life, with­out ex­cep­tion, and we will do ev­ery­thing in our power to help them break through bar­ri­ers, take con­trol of their lives and ex­pe­ri­ence hap­pi­ness and a feel­ing of self­worth.”

Other char­i­ties the BiG Ac­tive Toy Ap­peal is sup­port­ing in­clude The Stock­port Early In­ter­ven­tion and Fam­ily Cen­tre, CAFT, Chris- ties Chil­dren’s Wards and The David Lewis Cen­tre amongst many oth­ers.

Toys can be dropped off at BiG Stor­age, Stan­ley Green Business Park, Hand­forth Dean. SK8 6PT (just of the A34 near M&S) Tel: 0161 486 6000. Mon­day to Fri­day 8am-6pm, Satur­day 9am4pm and Sun­days 10am3pm.

Gifts can also be given in at the SAS Daniels re­cep­tion, Stock­port and at Gas­coinge Hal­man branches in Sale, Hale, Al­trin­cham, Bramhall and Wilm­slow.

For any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the BiG Toy Ap­peal or­gan­iser Paul Whit­taker via email paul. whit­taker@bigstor­age. info or visit the BiG Stor­age web­site and click the Toy Ap­peal link.

Sue Ni­cholls with BiG Stor­age man­ager James Mount­ford and Santa

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