Toy Appeal: Put the fun in fundraising at our Christmas events

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 November 2017

Big-hearted bikers deliver presents for the 2016 Toy Appeal at the Community Links building in Barking Road. Picture: Vickie Flores.

Big-hearted bikers deliver presents for the 2016 Toy Appeal at the Community Links building in Barking Road. Picture: Vickie Flores.

Vickie Flores/Archant

Our Christmas Toy Appeal is putting the fun in fundraising this winter.

We have a whole host of events planned to help bring joy to disadvantaged children in the borough.

Events are run in partnership with Canning Town charity Community Links.

So, pens and paper at the ready. Here are the events you don’t want to miss.

First, forget Strictly as Newham boasts its fair share of twinkle-toed dancers.

The Deborah Day Theatre School Trust (DDTST) is running A Christmas Cracker! on Sunday, December 10 at new venue East Ham Town Hall, Barking Road, at 2pm.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 for children with free entry for kids aged under five years old.

Call Community Links on 0786 048 7727, ring the DDTST desk on 0208 502 6886 or buy tickets on the door.

Dust off your kitsch red and green knitwear as it’s time for Christmas Jumper Day again - and just pay £1 to take part.

Jumper Day runs in participating schools throughout Newham on Friday, December 8. A full list of those taking part should be released shortly.

For details, email Community Links life president Kevin Jenkins on

You can also make a wheelie big difference by getting on your (motor)bike for the Christmas Toy Run on December 2.

More than 40 big-hearted bikers braced themselves for winter weather and delivered 250 presents for the Toy Appeal last year.

Entry to the Toy Run is free but participants are asked to bring a toy or two, suitable for children from babies up to the age of 16.

The event starts from King’s Oak Hotel, High Beach, Essex at midday ending at Arc in the Park in Canning Town.

Contact John on 0778 988 1913 or Graham on 0788 533 1566 to get involved.

Our fiendish festive quiz night returns to Community Links HQ, in Barking Road, on Wednesday, December 6.

Teams of up to eight members, including

hopeful hacks from the Recorder, will compete to be crowned this year’s champions.

Email Kevin Jenkins at Community Links for an entry form. Applications close at the end of today.

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