The Mayor's Toy Appeal is a charitable Appeal that provides Christmas presents to children of families in crisis, referred to us by Social Services, schools, churches and other agencies, allowing the children to experience the magic of Christmas, whilst enabling their parent a valuable respite from the pressures of the season.
- Proud sponsors of the Tunbridge Wells Mayor's Toy Appeal -
We seek to help children who, due to family circumstances, would not receive Christmas gifts.
Whilst we receive much valuable support, we receive no funding and rely very heavily on volunteers and donations of gifts and funds.
It will run from Saturday 13th November to Friday 10th December 2021
We like to encourage people to shop in their town centres.
These are The Town Hall (weekdays), St George's Chilston Road (weekdays), Royal Victoria Place and Maddisons in the Pantiles.
Please drop your gifts off by Friday 10th December.
St George's and Royal Victoria Place will also feature `Giving Trees' where you choose a label featuring a gift and return it to any of the collection points.
Last year, in spite of all the difficulties with lockdown, we managed to provide just over 500 children with a sack of gifts thanks to your enormous generosity. We anticipate that numbers may well be higher this year.
Lego & Duplo
Bionicle & K’nex
Mega Bloks & Meccano
Art sets & paint by numbers
Colouring pencils & felt tips
Pens & pencil cases
Block crayons & stencils
Rubbers, rulers & sharpeners
Finger paints & poster paints
Paint boxes & brushes
Spirography & scribblers
Style model activity books
Hairbrushes, slides & bobbles
Makeup, eyeshadow & lip gloss
Nail varnish & manicure sets
Scent, toiletries & deodorant
Hair gel & spray
Makeup brushes & cosmetic bags
Combs, mirrors, umbrellas & purses
Necklaces & bracelets
Jewellery boxes & holders
Alarm clocks, watches & wallets
Beanie hats & gloves
Branded football club items
Board games for 3-90 year olds
Pictionary & Frustration
Operation & Buckaroo
Jigsaw puzzles (500 piece max.)
Calculators & maths sets
Lunch boxes & flasks
Frisbees & skipping ropes
Cricket & badminton sets
Skittles & quoits
Football boot bags
Bathtime toys & puzzles
Light & sound activity toys
Toys for under 3s
Mobile, cot & buggy toys
Clutch & roller rattles
Colourful wooden bricks
Shape sorters & spinning tops
Hats, gloves & pyjamas
Comfort blanket & Cuddleuppets
Hand cars, pull along toys, ride-ons
Babies bibs, beakers & dishes
Buggy clip-on toys & baby walkers
Dolls for under 3s
Fisher Price, Tomy & Little Tikes
Finger & hand puppets
Dressing up clothes
Cash registers & play money
Play food & kitchen utensils
Play scales & doll bath sets
Doctors & nurses medical sets
Playdough & kinetic sand
Rolling pins & shape cutters
Tea & pastry sets, cutlery & kettles
Toolkits & car play mats
Happyland people & vehicles
Toy cars, trains & aeroplanes
Hot Wheels cars & Micro Machines
Telephones & torches
Barbie, Sindy & Monster High Dolls
My Little Pony
Dinosaurs, farm & zoo animals
Transformers & Marvel Avengers
Sylvanian Families & Playmobil
Baby Annabell & Baby Born
2022 diaries & calendars
Cloth books for babies
Card books for babies
Books with clips for buggies
Early reading books
Books for under 5s
Reading books for 6-17 year olds
Football & joke books
Song & sound books
Mickey & Minnie Mouse
Disney Little Princess
Winnie the Pooh
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mr Men & Little Miss
Football, Rugby & Cricket
The Hunger Games
Shaun the Sheep
New gifts only please and no soft toys, weapon-type toys or candles.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We would like to say a big thank you to Hilden Grange School for their generous donations!
We would like to say a special thank you to Asda Tunbridge Wells for their generous donation!
A huge thank you to West Kent Radio for their support and for publicising our appeal during their broadcasts. West Kent Radio is your truly local radio station across Tonbridge, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood and surrounding villages.
You can find West Kent Radio online at West Kent Radio | 95,5 & 106.7 FM or on Smart speaker. Find their schedule here.
We would like to say a big thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of The Pantiles for their generous donation.
We would like to say a big thank you to Paul Lester for his very generous donation.
We would like to say a special thank you to the Round Table for their very generous donation of £500!
We'd like to say a big thank you to Peter Franz for his donation
We'd like to say a big thank you to Wellian for their donation
We would like to say a special thank you to DS Jaswal for the kind donation
We'd like to say a big thank you to PWF Soyke for donating
We would like to say a special thank you to St Mark's for their donation
We would like to say a big thank you to St Gregory’s for their donation
We would like to say a special thank you to Kent College for their donation
We would like to say a big thank you to Fiona Murchie for the kind donation
We would like to say a special thank you to Giles McNamara from Evex Limited for the very generous donation of £450!
We'd like to say a big thank you to Graham Scothern from Tesco for his donation