The Mayor's Toy Appeal 2021 has now closed.

Thank you for your support!

  • Teddy Mayor Wreath 2021
  • The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Christmas Toy Appeal 2021

    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 -

    • St Georges
    • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
    • Big Yellow Self Storage
    • Madisson Residential
  • Teddy Mayor Holding Presents

We seek to help children who, due to family circumstances, would not receive Christmas gifts.

For example:

  • Families where parents/carers suffer with mental and/or physical difficulties
  • Families experiencing emotional/stressful/abusive circumstances
  • Families in crisis due to bereavement or illness of a parent
  • Children housed in temporary accommodation
  • Families facing severe financial difficulty

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.

Gift Drop Off

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.

Teddy Mayor has compiled a list of the gifts we'd like to receive on behalf of the children

  • Construction Toys

    • Lego & Duplo

    • Bionicle & K’nex

    • Mega Bloks & Meccano

  • Art & Craft Toys

    • Sketch pads

    • Art sets & paint by numbers

    • Colouring pencils & felt tips

    • Pens & pencil cases

    • Block crayons & stencils

    • Stationery sets

    • Rubbers, rulers & sharpeners

    • Finger paints & poster paints

    • Paint boxes & brushes

    • Colouring books

    • Sticker books

    • Craft activities

    • Paper dolls

    • Spirography & scribblers

    • Style model activity books

  • Gifts for Teenagers

    • Hairbrushes, slides & bobbles

    • Leather belts

    • 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

    • Secret diaries

    • Sunglasses

    • Handbags

    • Beanie hats & gloves

    • Tights

    • Branded football club items

  • Games & Puzzles

    • Board games for 3-90 year olds

    • Pictionary & Frustration

    • Operation & Buckaroo

    • Cranium

    • Picture Lotto

    • Jigsaw puzzles (500 piece max.)

    • Playing cards

    • Sewing kits

  • Educational Toys

    • Calculators & maths sets

    • Lunch boxes & flasks

    • Musical instruments

    • Frisbees & skipping ropes

    • Footballs

    • Cricket & badminton sets

    • Skittles & quoits

    • Football boot bags

  • Baby & Toddler Toys

    • Bathtime toys & puzzles

    • Light & sound activity toys

    • Toys for under 3s

    • Mobile, cot & buggy toys

    • Clutch & roller rattles

    • Colourful wooden bricks

    • Stacking cups

    • 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

  • Make Believe Toys

    • 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

    • Shopkins

  • Books

    • 2022 diaries & calendars

    • Address books

    • 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

    • 2022 annuals

    • Activity books

    • Song & sound books

    • Teenage books

  • Branded Toys

    • Mickey & Minnie Mouse

    • Disney Little Princess

    • Winnie the Pooh

    • Peppa Pig

    • Hello Kitty

    • Thomas the Tank Engine

    • Postman Pat

    • Frozen

    • Spiderman

    • Fireman Sam

    • Transformers

    • Superman

    • Despicable Me

    • Mr Men & Little Miss

    • Paw Patrol

    • Mr Tumble

    • Twirlywoos

    • Top Gear

    • X-Men

    • WWE

    • Where’s Wally?

    • Batman

    • Football, Rugby & Cricket

    • The Hunger Games

    • Minecraft

    • The Simpsons

    • Star Wars

    • Marvel

    • Jurassic World

    • Shaun the Sheep

New gifts only please and no soft toys, weapon-type toys or candles.

For further information please email

A huge thank you from the Teddy Mayor's Toy Appeal 2021 to ...

Thank you to the Big Yellow Self Storage!

Big Yellow is the UK’s favourite self storage company and provide a range of secure storage rooms for homes and businesses which can be accessed seven days a week. Big Yellow have provided us with free storage space, allowing us a safe working environment to collect, store and sort through all of our donated items.

Thank you to Hilden Grange School!

We would like to say a big thank you to Hilden Grange School for their generous donations!

Hilden Grange School

Thank you Asda Tunbridge Wells!

We would like to say a special thank you to Asda Tunbridge Wells for their generous donation!

Thank you West Kent Radio

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.

West Kent Radio

You can find West Kent Radio online at West Kent Radio | 95,5 & 106.7 FM or on Smart speaker. Find their schedule here.

Thank you to The Rotary Club of The Pantiles!

We would like to say a big thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of The Pantiles for their generous donation.

The Rotary Club of The Pantiles

Thank you
Paul Lester!

We would like to say a big thank you to Paul Lester for his very generous donation.

Paul Lester - Clear It

Thank you Round Table

We would like to say a special thank you to the Round Table for their very generous donation of £500!

Round Table

Thank you Peter Franz at Sensible Wines!

We'd like to say a big thank you to Peter Franz for his donation

Sensible Wines

Thank you Wellian

We'd like to say a big thank you to Wellian for their donation


Thank you to DS Jaswal

We would like to say a special thank you to DS Jaswal for the kind donation

Teddy Mayor

Thank you to PWF Soyke

We'd like to say a big thank you to PWF Soyke for donating

Teddy Mayor

Thank you to St Mark’s School

We would like to say a special thank you to St Mark's for their donation

St Mark’s School

Thank you to St Gregory’s School

We would like to say a big thank you to St Gregory’s for their donation

St Gregory’s School

Thank you to Kent College

We would like to say a special thank you to Kent College for their donation

Kent College

Thank you Fiona Murchie at Re:locate

We would like to say a big thank you to Fiona Murchie for the kind donation


Thank you Giles McNamara

We would like to say a special thank you to Giles McNamara from Evex Limited for the very generous donation of £450!

Teddy Mayor

Thank you to Graham Scothern

We'd like to say a big thank you to Graham Scothern from Tesco for his donation