Can you help a Cheshire East Child in Crisis this Christmas?

Over the last 4 years, CVS Cheshire East has been working with Storage Boost in Crewe and staff from AstraZeneca’s Alderley Park site to provide Christmas presents for families in real need across Cheshire East.

The toys and gifts that are donated are given to local charities and organisations who work with families and children and who may be facing an extra hard time at Christmas.  Without these donations, some of the children involved wouldn’t receive any other gifts at Christmas, something that we wouldn’t want any family to have to go through.

Last year, we helped 60 Cheshire East organisations provide toys to the families they were working with and it was fantastic to see some of the thank you messages and photos from the children who received the gifts. We couldn’t help every organisation that asked for toys though and this year we would really like to reach this goal and be able to donate 3000 toys and gifts to local children.

A number of the children we are working with have chaotic home lives with domestic violence and substance misuse a regular occurrence.’

‘We help families whose loved ones are here at the Hospice for end of life care’.

‘We distribute to children and young people who care for a member of their family at home – many come from families who are financially disadvantaged.’

So, how can you help? 

  • Simply donate a toy or two to one of the collection points (see below for details).
  • Your staff could bring a toy to work.
  • You could share the appeal information with your friends and family.
  • You could make a cash donation to enable us to purchase toys on your behalf
  • You could take part in a fund raising event for the Appeal
  • You could pledge to Give5 and donate 5 toys to the appeal

All toys donated must be in excellent condition, suitable for any age; from baby to 18 years and not violent types of toys i.e swords, guns or toy soldiers. 

Our main sort and distribution will take place at Storage Boost in Crewe on Thursday, 17th December so we need all donations to be made by Monday 14th December (or Wednesday, 16th if they are made to our offices in Sandbach or Crewe).

  • Please click here to view a list of suggested toys per age group.
  • Please click here to view some of the Thank You messages received after last year's Appeal

Donate your Toys Here  

Storage Boost, The Weston Cetre, Weston Road, Crewe, CW1 6FL, Tel: 01270 250000
Crewe Alexandra FC, Gresty Road, Crewe, CW2 6EB, Tel: 01270 213014
Crewe Lyceum
, Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA, Tel: 01270 368242
MAC Multi-Activity Centre, Goodall Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7BD, Tel:01625 569556
Disability Information Bureau, Municipal Offices, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1EX, Tel: 01260 295725 
(M,T,Th,Fr between 9.30am and 4pm, closed Wednesdays)
CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA, Tel: 01270 763100
CVS Cheshire East, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP
CVS Cheshire East, 81 Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6TX (Please call 01270 763100 first to check availability)


Do you work for a Cheshire East organisation that supports children and families in need?

You can apply to receive toys and gifts if your organisation supports children and families in need who live in Cheshire East.  

Please click here to complete our online form making sure that you read the Appeal terms and conditions given here.

There are limited quantities available and toys will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, although Member organisations of CVS Cheshire East will receive a priority service.
All toys must be collected from Crewe on the 17th December only - more information will be sent to you after we receive your application.

Please click here to download a copy of the Appeal information leaflet
Please click here to download a pdf version of the Appeal Poster


If you have any questions about the Appeal, please call Sally Davies at CVS Cheshire East on 01270 763100 or email 


A huge thank you to all of our partners who have supported this Appeal: 

Staff at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park
Storage Boost, Crewe
MAC Multi-Activity Centre, Macclesfield
Staff at Barclays, Radbroke Hall
Crewe Alexandra FC
Crewe Lyceum
Disability Information Bureau
Cheshire East Council
Canalside's Thread 102.8fm
Cheshire Toy Shop, Astbury

Plus of course everyone that has or is planning to donate toys! - Your support is invaluable!