Toy ap­peal on track to bring Christ­mas joy

Stockport Times West - - NEWS -

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.

“Lo­cal

peo­ple

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.

Jim Hunter

Staff at Gas­coigne Hal­man branches are back­ing the toy ap­peal

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