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Each year, you help make Christmas a little more special for children we work with through our Christmas Toy Appeal. Since 2009 you’ve donated Christmas gifts for children we work with up and down the country. In 2017, thanks to your generous support, we delivered toys to over 6000 children facing difficult situations, when otherwise they might have had nothing.

The 2018 Toy Appeal – Get Involved!

We’re looking for companies and groups to help us brighten Christmas this year, buying Christmas gifts for the children and young people supported by our services across England and Wales. If you’re interested in taking part, sign up below and we’ll send you a copy of the information pack. The pack has all the information on how the appeal works, as well as how to sign up to take part.

How does it work?

There are two main ways to get involved in the appeal, either by signing up to be matched with a Family Action service and directly buying and delivering their gifts, or fundraising to help us buy gifts for the services we’re unable to match directly.

Unfortunately due to the logistics of securing over 6,000 gifts, we’re unable to take single donations of gifts from individuals.

If you have any questions about the Toy Appeal, or to find out more please register your interest below or email us at

Register your interest in the 2018 appeal!

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Where do we need toys?

The map above outlines the areas in which we’ve had requests, and we have current needs for toys. Some of the highest need areas include Nottinghamshire, Southend, Peterborough and Stockton and surrounding areas.