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Wood Street Mission Toy and Food Appeal - Christmas Project 2011

05 Dec 2011

Please donate new toys, other gifts, books, food or money by Wednesday 7 December.


This is the time of the year when a request is sent out for donations of new toys, other gifts, books, food or money for Wood Street Mission. The van will collect donations from Goods Receiving Stores, Sackville Street Building, on Friday 9 December, so it would be helpful if you could make your donations by Wednesday 7 December.

Wood Street Mission has been planning the 2011 Christmas Project for many months. They want to ensure that no child goes without a new toy on Christmas Day and they will not be able to achieve this without your support.

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 secondhand children’s books

NOTE: Please do not wrap any presents. You can, if you wish, donate sheets or rolls of wrapping paper for them to give to the families to wrap the gifts themselves.

Non-perishable food items

  • 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 the 31 December 2011 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.

If you wish to donate a gift or would like further information about what to donate, please contact either of the following before 9 December 2011:

Financial donations

The Christmas Project will cost in excess of £25,000 to finance this year. Any financial contributions to this Project would be most welcome. You can donate to Wood Street Mission online at:

As always, Wood Street Mission is incredibly grateful for your support and would like to thank you in advance for your help with their 142nd Christmas Appeal.


Muriel Shingler (Mrs)
Rose Underwood (Mrs) BSc (Treasurer)