Toy Appeal: Generosity matters for shoebox collectors

Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes - Credit: Jackie South

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Setting an initial target of 200 boxes, the group, which aims to get people involved in supporting good causes, were inundated with generosity from across the borough and beyond.

Founder Jacqueline Fernandez said: “We are so pleased to make a difference this Christmas.

“This is exactly why I created What You Do Matters as a platform for people to get involved with charity organisations.

“As a Newham resident myself, I am honoured to have helped an local amazing charity, Community Links.”

What You Do Matters was set up in 2012 and the Toy Appeal collection is the team’s sixth charity .

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