Scott Rees & Co are delighted to be one of two official sponsors of the Wish FM Toy Appeal 2016. The appeal aims to provide some Christmas cheer for less fortunate children and families by providing them with gifts they otherwise may not have received.
Making a difference
During the run up to Christmas it is very easy to get carried away buying presents for friends and relatives. Families in the UK spend on average around £800 on Christmas including food drink, decorations and presents.
Some families however find Christmas an enormous struggle financially finding the funds to really give their children something to celebrate. It is also a time to remember children in care and without a family to celebrate Christmas. This appeal looks to make a real difference and bring some much needed cheer in what could otherwise be a distressing and sad time of year.
How it works
The Wish FM Toy Appeal is asking that everybody willing to take part goes out and buys just 1 extra new toy to leave at a local drop off centre in the region. Drop off centres include:
- Scott Rees & Co, Skelmersdale
- Bluestar Taxis, Wigan
- Wish FM, Orrell
- Wigan UTC, Wigan
- Wigan And Leigh Carer’s Centre, Wigan
- Fostering Solutions, St Helens
- Pure Beauty, Wigan
- Haydock Funeral Services, Wigan, Leigh & St Helens
- Jesters Ink Tattoo Studio, Pemberton
While a single toy may not make much difference given the overall cost of Christmas for many families, it can make the world of difference for a child who would otherwise not be expecting anything.
Time to act
Scott Rees & Co’s Marketing Partner David Byrne was very happy to secure the partnership and ensure our contribution to the event not just as a source of presents from staff, but by being an official sponsor and drop off centre.
Speaking of the appeal he said “The Wish FM Toy Appeal is a very poignant reminder that Christmas is not just about us individually. It also allows us to not only think about those who find this time difficult, but is a good way to make a tangible difference.”
If you would like to take part and donate towards the cause, please do visit one of your local drop off centres. The appeal is now running with all drop off centres accepting gifts for the cause and will continue to do so until the 12th December.
If you’d like to drop off a gift at Scott Rees & Co you can visit us at anytime during our opening hours which are Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm. We are located at Centaur House, Gardiners Place, just a few minutes drive from the Concourse shopping centre (See map below).
Please do join in and join us in our office drop off point to bring some extra cheer into children’s lives this year.