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Christmas should be a magical and joyful time for all children of all ages but that's not always so. With your support we can help change that. For the 5th year CVS Cheshire East are running a Toy Appeal to bring some much needed cheer to families and their children facing tough times this Christmas.

We are inviting members of the public and organisations alike to donate toys to the appeal to help make Christmas morning magical for as many children as possible. Without these donations some of the children involved wouldn't receive any other gifts at Christmas, which is something that we wouldn't want any family to have to go through. Year on year the demand for toys has been greater than we have been able to collect and this year we want to collect more toys then ever before and not leave anyone disappointed. 

The toys donated to the appeal will be distributed to registered Cheshire East charities and organisations who work directly with families and children in need.

‘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 thier family at home, many come from familes who are financially disadvantaged.’

  • You can simply donate a toy or two to the appeal at one of our collection points (listed below)

  • Your staff could start a toy collection at work

  • You could share the appeal information with your friends and family or on social media.

  • You could make a cash donation to enable our charity to purchase toys on your behalf. (Cheques payable to CVS Cheshire East)

  • You or your organisation could take part in a fund raising event for the appeal

If you have any enquires, want more information about the appeal or to pledge your support in another way please contact either andrew.luisis@cvsce.org.uk or hannah.musa@cvsce.org.uk or call 01270 763100. We'll be happy to hear from you. 

We are grateful to have returning support and help from AstraZeneca, Crewe Alexandra Football Club and Storage Boost in Crewe. We are also delighted to have many more new orgainisations pledge there support this year .

Donated toys must be unwrapped, new or of perfect condition suitable for an age range between birth and 18 year olds and delivered to a collection point before Wednesday 14th December. No violent or war related toys can be accepted example swords, guns or toy soldiers.


MAC Multi-Activity Centre, Goodall Street Macclesfield, SK11 7BD, macactivitycentre@btopenworld.com, 01625 569556


CVS Cheshire East (Sandbach Offices), 11 Hope Street, Sandbach CW11 1BA, enquiries@cvsce.org.uk, 01270763100


Nantwich Bookshop, 46 A530, High St, Nantwich CW5 5AS, 01270 611 665

Richmond Nantwich Village, St Joseph's Way, London Road, Nantwich,  CW5 6LZ, Nicola.Morgan-Parker@richmond-villages.com, 01270 629080

St Mary’s Church, The Parish Office, Church Walk, Nantwich, CW5 5RG, office@stmarysnantwich.org.uk, 01270 625268


Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA, gwhalley@crewelyceum.co.uk, 01270 508790 / 01270 36824

CVS Cheshire East (Crewe Offices), 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe CW1 2JP, enquiries@cvsce.org.uk, 01270763100

Crewe Alexandra FC, Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6EB, shop@crewealex.net, 01270 213014

Storage Boost, The Weston Centre, Weston Road, Crewe CW1 2DA, katie@storageboost.co.uk, 01270 250000

If you are a business or organisation and would like to become a collection point for your area and support the appeal please email andrew.luisis@cvsce.org.uk or hannah.musa@cvsce.org.uk or call and ask to speak to us on 01270 763100 to register your support. 

Not sure on what to get? Ideas & Suggestions of toys per age group

0-2 years
Fun and learning toy
ABC blocks
Soft or card books
Soft and stuffed toys and animals
Rattles (lights and noises are good)
Musical instruments (bells, maracas)
Shape sorters and stacking toys
Bath toys
Dolls and cuddle blankets

3-4 years 
Bubble machines
Musical instruments (bells, maracas)
Farmyard animals for creative play
Role Play and Imaginative toys
Dolls and Cuddly Toys
Age appropriate puzzles

5-8 years
TV Themed toys and jigsaws 
Games e.g. snakes & ladders, Kerplunk
Role Play and Imaginative toys/dressing up
Drawing sets
Building sets
Play dough
Dolls – Barbie etc.

9-11 years 
Board games
2016 Annuals
CD’s from latest band
Character hot water bottles
Model Cars
Outdoor games
Single duvet covers
Cushions and pillows
Nail varnish and lip gloss

12-15 years 
Sleeping bags
CD’s from latest band
Male grooming products
Scarfs, socks, hats, gloves
Vouchers/ Gift cards (Topshop, River Island, New Look, Primark, Topman, Game, Burtons, JD Sports)
Football and outdoor games
Craft kits
Accessories and makeup - such as belts, hair clips, make up, nail varnish, face mask 

Any Cheshire East orgainisations working directly with children or the familes with children facing a tough time this Christmas which will benefit from the CVS Cheshire East Toy Appeal are invited to request toys from the appeal. 

Please note that although we will do our best to meet all requests, we cannot promise that this will be the case - This will dependant upon the quantities of toys that are donated.

Member organisations of CVS Cheshire East will receive a priority service, but we will endeavour to meet all requests.

The CVS Cheshire East Toy Appeal online request form can be found here: https://www.cvsce.org.uk/cvs-cheshire-east-toy-appeal-2016