Toy appeal a hot property

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Toy appeal a hot property

Watson, Bull and Porter, used rightmove and other websites to promote the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal.

AN estate agents gave their properties a Toy Appeal makeover at the weekend.

Watson, Bull and Porter swapped the online profile pictures of their listed properties listed with the Official Toy Appeal logo, helping to raise awareness of the Christmas appeal.

Organisers hope to collect 2,500 toys this year for deserving Island children from babies to 16 year olds.

Drop off points, including the nine Watson, Bull and Porter offices, the Isle of Wight County Press and Isle of Wight Radio, have been set up for people to make donations.

Appeal organiser and co-founder Deborah Rooke stressed the importance of the appeal as for some of the children, the Toy Appeal present will be the only one they receive this Christmas.

She said: "Every toy requested is allocated to an individual child, it is therefore vital that we collect enough for all of them. We are still a long way off our target and time is running out.

"Please, please buy an extra gift this Christmas and donate it via an official drop off point. Thank you."

A bag-packing session at Tesco in Ryde and collection buckets at the Newport Christmas light switch-on, have helped bring in extra cash to fund more presents in recent days.

West Wight Sports Centre, Red Funnel and The Royal Hotel in Ventnor have also been among the businesses to get behind the appeal.

Claire Griffin, manager of the West Wight Sports Centre, said: "We are delighted to support The Official Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal.

"As a Registered charity ourselves we know just how important it is for the community to come together to support each other. Happy Christmas!"

Click here to find out how you can support the appeal.

Isle of Wight College support Toy Appeal

Staff at Isle of Wight College get behind the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal.


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