Street star pops into appeal
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