Search

More than 15,000 gifts collected for Newham Recorder Toy Appeal

13:38 21 January 2014

Alex Dudley with his staff and Paula Blake from Community links with the toy donation

Alex Dudley with his staff and Paula Blake from Community links with the toy donation

Archant

A staggering 15,485 gifts were donated to the Newham Recorder and Community Links Toy Appeal, one of its best totals yet.

Dennis Hone Chief Executive of London Legacy Development Corporation and Paula Blake of Community Links,centre, at the drop-off point in the Olympic Stadium, where a hundred toys were donated.Dennis Hone Chief Executive of London Legacy Development Corporation and Paula Blake of Community Links,centre, at the drop-off point in the Olympic Stadium, where a hundred toys were donated.

It includes toys and presents donated, as well as financial donations, all of which were used to purchase gifts.

The appeal started in November with singer Suggs from Madness helping to launch it in Stratford.

Libraries and other drop-off points across the borough received toys and presents from residents, while donations were made by churches, businesses and residents.

Stephen Timms, East Ham MP, and Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales also helped out with donations.

The annual appeal bike run saw leather-clad bikers deliver gifts they had collected.

The appeal was topped off with a record-breaking £1,500 donation from the London Legacy Development Corporation, which looks after the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was the largest single donation in the appeal’s 36-year history.

Kevin Jenkins, co-ordinator of the appeal, said: “I would like to thank everyone, especially in the challenging times we all face, who contributed towards the appeal this year.”

Michael Adkins, editor of the Recorder, said: “We really appreciate all the support from residents for this campaign and would like to thank them for helping to ensure the most disadvantaged children receive gifts for Christmas.”

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Reg McGoun and his wife Doris

In the 1950s, cerebral palsy was a little-understood condition.

United Kingdom
Fri, 17:43
Newham Council will make a decision on whether to approve the spending proposals (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Newham Council will invest £100million into keeping the borough moving over the next decade, under proposals unveiled by the mayor.

Robin
Fri, 15:52
Beverley Lewis House provides a haven for women with learning disabilities who have been subjected to violence

A women’s refuge in Newham has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of its social housing.

United Kingdom
Fri, 15:51
Police believe the man may have exposed himself to other people

Police are trying to trace a driver who indecently exposed himself to a woman in Beckton amid concerns he may be a repeat offender.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe