Donations begin with £400 worth of toys from Tesco

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 November 2018

Paula Blake with Tesco staff and the donated presents for the Christmas Toy Appeal. Pic: Ken Mears

Paula Blake with Tesco staff and the donated presents for the Christmas Toy Appeal. Pic: Ken Mears


Tesco kicked off this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal with a donation of around 50 toys.

Staff at the Gallions Reach store in Beckton have been donating to the appeal for the last four years, and this year, the company dug deep to gift £400 worth of toys.

The store has a history of charitable giving, having donated to Newham University Hospital’s Rainbow Centre for Children and Young People.

Audrey Humes, Tesco’s borough community champion, said: “It’s always a privilege to support the disadvantaged children in Newham.

“With Tesco we try to get involved and support the Recorder’s appeal because they’re doing a brilliant job.

“Staff of Tesco Newham all support the iniative to help the local people in the community. Every child needs a toy for Christmas and we don’t want them to go without.”

Last year the appeal managed to collect 18,000 toys, and this first donation will be the starting point to beating that total.

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