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Toy Appeal

We’re committed to supporting various charities and initiatives. Take part and help us save lives.

About the Toy Appeal


We're supporting the Toy Appeal by Reading Family Aid charity to help disadvantaged families this year. Take part and help us improve lives in the community.

Donate your toys at: Floor 5, 33 King's Road The White Building, Reading RG1 3AR



Things you can donate

  • Any toys (new or good as new) - including battery operated - that are suitable for children aged 0-16yrs
  • Colouring books and sketch pads for young children and teenagers
  • Colouring crayons, pens, paints and pencils Clothes, except t-shirts for teenagers
  • Play doh
  • Craft kits
  • Other making and doing items
  • Books - including new cloth books and those with thick card pages for babies and toddlers
  • Books for teenagers
  • Games including card games for children and teenagers
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Sensory toys - things that light up, make different noises, different textures
  • Dolls with clothing
  • Dressing up clothes
  • Small toy prams and buggies and similar small push along items
  • Minecraft items
  • Hats, gloves and scarves
  • T-shirts and hoodies for teenagers
  • Accessories: bags belts, toilet bags, make-up bags, jewellry for teenagers ( male and female )
  • New Headphones/earbuds
  • Back packs / sports bags / washbags
  • New bluetooth speakers
  • Wallets
  • Toilet and make-up items for teenagers (males and female )
  • Vouchers for teenagers for Primark, Sports Direct, Boots, New Look, Smiths, Steam, Waterstones Tickets and vouchers for cinema, theme parks, theatre, panto, activty centres
  • Computer Games - excluding those rated 18
  • Sweets and chocolates - particularly selection boxes Large tins of biscuits
  • Money with which we can buy vouchers or gifts
  • New good quality AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt batteries
Bring these toys!

Things you cannot donate

  • Second hand electrical items - if the box is open and has a plug on it
  • Second hand re-chargeable items - if the box is open and has a USB or other recharging
  • Clothes for babies and toddlers
  • Second hand baby items that have been well sucked!
  • Audio cassettes
  • Video cassettes
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Educational books, reading scheme books, home scholling books.
  • Adult books
  • Religous books
  • Ladybird books
  • Soft toys
  • Past year's annuals and record books
  • Baby equipment like bottles, changing mats and cribs New items for babies and toddlers - stacking cups, rattles, shape sorters, activity mats…
  • Food items other than chocolates sweets and biscuits
  • Chocolate Father Christmases etc - they break and get squashed easily!
  • Sports equipment Large items like bikes, pool tables, rocking horses Footballs
  • Large push toys
  • Pedal cars etc
  • Apple specific vouchers (eg, i-Phone vouchers
Don't bring these toys!


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