Shrimps show support for Toy Appeal

Christie the Cat, Kevin Ellison and Richard Brodie.
Christie the Cat, Kevin Ellison and Richard Brodie.

This week the Christmas Toy Appeal saw some wonderful support from Morecambe FC at the Globe Arena.

It is truly amazing how with still a few weeks until Christmas, our readers have gathered enough toys to fill plenty of space at BiG Storage...and the collection is still growing.

The appeal is asking for new or unopened gifts so when you are carrying out your Christmas shopping, please give a thought to a disadvantaged or vulnerable child or teenager by adding one extra gift to your list.

These new gifts will make Christmas extra special for so many individuals, so please, take up the buy one get one free offers, or two for ones and bring some seasonal joy and a smile to a young person’s face.

Mark Dixon, on behalf of Morecambe FC, said: “Morecambe FC are delighted to support this year’s Big Storage Toy Appeal.

“The appeal has always been a huge success and much appreciated by those families, and particularly the children, it has been able to support.

“We hope that the people of Morecambe and Lancaster will continue their fantastic support.”

The charities which will benefit from the appeal are:

*Children and Parenting Services who help to improve quality of life outcomes through bringing different agencies and services together to provide a more ‘joined up’ service for children, young people and their families.

*Unique Kidz & Co who provide specialist services for disabled children and their families in the Lancaster area.

The charity was founded in 2009 by two mums of disabled children unable to find suitable childcare or social activities for their children.

Their services allow parents and carers of disabled children to return to work or education, spend time with other family members, or have some much needed respite.

Caroline Costello, business development manager at Unique Kidz & Co, said: “Many families are living on or below the poverty line and such financial hardship results in children rarely receiving presents or being given something new, a toy or gift, which is exclusively their own.

“At Unique Kidz & Co we have, in recent years, received a wonderful array of toys from The Big Storage Company’s collection of toys for Christmas.

“It is wonderful to see the relief on the face of a parent when they realise there will, after all, be something in the Christmas stocking for their children; and it is a delight to see the excitement and joy on the faces of their children.

“We are extremely grateful to Big Storage, the Lancaster Guardian and to each and every person who donates so generously to their annual appeal.”

Your toys can be dropped off at BiG Storage, Northgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, LA3 3PA, 01524 65272 (100 yds from ASDA), Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm at the BiG Storage reception.

Location maps can also be seen at

Thank you on behalf of the children, charities, the Lancaster Guardian and BiG Storage.