Rotherham’s Christmas Toy Appeal Launch 2021

22nd October 2021

Rotherham’s Christmas Toy Appeal enables Rotherham’s most needy children and young people to receive a gift on Christmas morning.

The appeal is co-ordinated by Ann Levick who wishes to share this message:

“My Name is Ann Levick, I co-ordinate Rotherham’s Christmas Toy Appeal, which enables Rotherham’s most needy children and young people to receive a gift on Christmas morning.

Even with the circumstances we were under, last year we provided over 1400 children and young people to receive a gift with the help of Parkgate Shopping, RB1 our local radio station, schools, churches, local businesses and members of the public and last year our local newspaper The Advertiser came on board to help with the appeal.

This year’s launch of the appeal is at Parkgate Shopping, Monday 8th November at 6pm, we make it a Christmassy as we can with a local school singing carols. You are more than welcome to come along and share the festivities.

There are various ways that can be used to donate gifts, some of the Churches have gift giving services where their congregation bring gifts, RB1 have collection days where you could get a mention on the radio. You will also see spotted around Parkgate Shopping are ‘Giving Trees’ we place labels with an age of a child/young person you can just pick a label of the age you wish to purchase a gift for. These can be given into any shop on the site who will accept them on our behalf. Security collects from the shops and brings them to the grotto where they are sorted ready to be given out.

The referrals are received for the most children/young people in need in the Rotherham area these are can be from RMBC social care, early help, Rema, Red Cross, the refuge and agencies within Rotherham that knows and deals with the most needy families within Rotherham.

My contact details are Ann Levick mobile 07568396113 or via email ann.familiesfirst@gmail.com

Please contact me if you need further information or want to offer support.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch event, this will be outdoors in Parkgate, near to New Look there will be a marquee and you will hear rb1. No bookings needed, please join on the day if you can.

Thank you.