Toy appeal on track to bring Christmas joy
ESTATE agent group Gascoigne Halman is once again joining forces with BiG Storage and The Stockport Express and Times Active Toy Appeal.
Gascoigne Halman offices in Heaton Moor, Bramhall and Poynton are acting as drop-off points for readers to leave toys and presents for the 2014 Active Toy Appeal.
These gifts will then be collected and taken to BiG Storage in Handforth Dean ready for collection by a number of nominated charities in time for Christmas.
Jamie Butler, branch manager at Heaton Moor, said: “Over the last eight years the toy appeal has attracted tens of thousands of donations, every single one of which has helped to make a difference to a child in need.
“With branches across the region we are ideally placed to act as a drop-off point and are delighted to be in a position to help.”
Poynton manager Dan Brownhill added: “We know the kind hearted and generous residents of Poynton will once again overwhelm us with toys and gifts to support the BiG Storage Active Toy appeal and we are excited to once again be a local drop off point.
“We are accepting all toys and gifts which are new and boxed for babies up to youngsters of 16 years of age.”
The charities receiving support this year include The Stockport Early Intervention and Family Centre, The NSPCC, The Together Trust and The David Lewis Centre amongst many others.
Paul Whittaker, BiG Active Toy Appeal coordi- nator, said: “Gascoigne Halman have reminded me exactly why I love running the appeal year on year.
from local businesses helping local children. We are now looking to support even more children and families than ever before, so please donate if you can.”
Gifts can be given in at the Gascoigne Halman Heaton Moor Branch at 107 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY (tel: 442 1221); the Bramhall branch at 9 Ack Lane East, Bramhall, SK7 2BE (tel: 439 5555); or the Poynton branch at 3 Fountain Place, Poynton, SK12 1QX (tel: 01625 859 888).
Toys can also be donated direct to BiG Storage, Stanley Green Business Park, Handforth Dean. SK8 6PT (just of the A34 near M&S) tel: 486 6000. Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, Saturdays 9am4pm and Sundays 10am3pm.
For further information please contact BiG Toy Appeal organiser Paul Whittaker via email at pau l . w h i t t a k e r @ b i g storage.info or visit the BiG Storage website and click the Toy Appeal link.
Staff at Gascoigne Halman branches are backing the toy appeal