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Make sure no child goes without a new toy this Christmas

24 Nov 2014

Please donate new toys, other gifts, books, food or money to the Wood Street Mission Christmas Project 2014 by 4 December 2014

Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal 2014

This is the time of year when we traditionally request donations of new toys, other gifts, books, food or money for the Wood Street Mission.

Wood Street Mission has been planning the 2014 Christmas Project for several months, in order to ensure that no child goes without a new toy on Christmas Day, but they need your help to achieve this.

Christmas should be about more than survival and this year, with the help of their supporters, the Mission is aiming to raise £20,000 to help over 4,000 children and their families with toys and food this Christmas.

The following donations to the Christmas Project are all welcome:

  • Brand new toys and gifts for children up to the age of 16
  • New or good second hand children’s books
  • Sheets or rolls of wrapping paper for the families to use (please do not give wrapped presents)
  • Non-perishable food items (i.e. tins of vegetables, meat, fish, or fruit, tins or packets of soup, packets of pasta or rice, puddings or desserts, biscuits, crackers or savoury snacks, boxes of cereals, tea, coffee or other hot beverages, tins or jars of savoury sauces, jams and pickles, chocolate treats)

Note: All food items must have an expiry date clearly printed on their packet and must be in date up to 31 December 2014 at least. For this reason, Wood Street cannot accept homemade Christmas cakes. Please do not split multiple packs as dates are not marked on individual items. Wood Street volunteers will split them when making up the hampers.

The Wood Street Mission van will collect donations from the Goods Receiving Stores, Sackville Street Building, on Friday, 5 December 2014, so it would be helpful if any donations could be made no later than Thursday, 4 December 2014.

Want to donate or find out more?

If you wish to donate a gift or would like further information about what to donate, please contact:

As always, Wood Street Mission is incredibly grateful for your support and would like to thank you in advance for your help with their 145th Christmas Appeal.