Final push for toys as appeal enters its final week

From left: Andy Logan, Paul Whittaker (appeal co-ordinator) Damien Morandini, Keith Astley, Paul Davenport, Kevin Murphy (MD), Paul Greatbatch and Gareth Costello, with some of the donated toys.
From left: Andy Logan, Paul Whittaker (appeal co-ordinator) Damien Morandini, Keith Astley, Paul Davenport, Kevin Murphy (MD), Paul Greatbatch and Gareth Costello, with some of the donated toys.
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The Lancaster Guardian and BiG Storage Toy is approaching its conclusion and we are looking for a final push to ensure all the children of the region have a gift this Christmas.

The charities will be collecting right up to Christmas Eve so there is still time to make a donation.

This week the BiG Storage employees were celebrating not only the success of the Toy Appeal but also Movember which the gents of BIG helped to raise £1,000 by growing and grooming their top lip facial hair.

Paul Greatbatch, winner of Mo of the Month and individual fundraising champion, said. “Movember has been fantastic fun from start to finish and alongside the BiG Toy appeal really unifies all the staff at BiG Storage.

“Hopefully not only the money raised during Movember which will go to help Christie’s hospital but also the toys and gifts collected during the Toy Appeal will show that we constantly try to give that little bit back to the people of Lancaster and Morecambe.”

The appeal this year is supporting local charities Unique Kidz & Co and CAPSS (Children and Parent Support Service).

Paul Whittaker, Toy Appeal co-ordinator, added: “Christmas is now right around the corner and post Movember our sights are firmly on beating last year’s toy record, however this can only be done with the support of Guardian readers, so whilst out getting those few last presents I hope the people of Lancaster and Morecambe will pick up that extra present or two for the local children who need it most this Christmas.”

The Guardian is delighted to hear that BiG Storage’s target of 5,000 toys is well on target to be surpassed this year, and this will help to ensure that there are plenty of presents for the under privileged and vulnerable children who will be helped by the local charities based in and Lancaster and Morecambe.

BiG Storage is located in Northgate, White Lund, and can be contact on 01524 65272.

The branch is open six days a week for donations. Toys must be new and boxed.