Toy Appeal looking for wrap stars

By Sara Bryce

Monday, December 9, 2013


Toy Appeal looking for wrap stars

MP Andrew Turner visits the Isle of Wight County Press to drop off toys for the Christmas Toy Appeal. Pictured with Daniel Rooke and Carole Dennet.

TOYS for babies, toddlers and older children are desperately needed in the last week of the Official Isle of Wight Toy Appeal.

Appeal organiser and founder Daniel Rooke said: "We really need toys for babies to three year olds and for the older children aged 12 to 16.

"We have lots for children aged three to five, we just need more for the really young and the older ones now."

A mile of wrapping paper is also needed to wrap the toys, which will be given to deserving young Islanders.

Daniel said: "That equates to between 800 and 1,000 rolls of paper.

"We're hoping that businesses and companies might be able to donate boxes of paper, rather than individual rolls, so we can wrap all the presents that Islanders are generously donating to the appeal."

Daniel and Deborah, his wife and appeal co-founder, are hoping for donations of wrapping paper that is not gender specific, as many toys are for both boys and girls.

For gift ideas, a list of drop off points and more information about the appeal, which is powered by Bestival and supported by the County Press and IW Radio, visit the appeal’s Facebook page at or follow on Twitter @ToyAppeal.

• You can donate to the appeal by clicking the link below.

Click below to find out how you can get involved:

IOW Christmas Toy Appeal


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