Can you help us bring the true spirit of Christmas to Sunderland’s poorest families?
The annual Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal has been running for 20 years, and sadly this year the need is greater than ever.
The appeal was set up in the 1990s to help families facing a bleak Christmas due to money worries, relationship breakdowns or job losses.
Thousands of readers have donated tens of thousands of toys over the years, with the appeal now including gifts for mums, dads, teenagers, the homeless and elderly too.
If you can help, please bring your items to one of our collection points:
•Echo House – Pennywell
•Echo Office – High Street West
•Tesco – The Bridges
•Asda – Pennywell
•Morrisons – Doxford Park
•Morrisons – Seaburn
•Sainsburys – Silksworth
•Sainsburys – just off Wessington Way
•Sainsburys – Fulwell
•Sainsburys – The Galleries
•The Barnes Institute – Whitburn
•All Saints Parish Church Hall – Cleadon
•St Paul’s Church – Ryhope
•Alan McLaughlan’s fresh fish shop, Church Street – Seaham
•Easington Lane Community Access Point – Brick Garth, Easington Lane
•Can you offer a drop off point for Toy Appeal gifts at your store or business? Contact Sarah Stoner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org