Christmas Appeal: 100 Toys for 100 Kids

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For every toy you donate, we’ll donate a toy – Meaning that 100 toys donated equals 200 toys for the children of Leeds this Christmas.

That’s right, for every toy that gets donated we’ll donate one too!

Roundhay Web Design are launching an appeal for toys to donate to disadvantaged kids who are in danger of waking up on Christmas morning to no presents from Santa.

By giving a gift to our Christmas Appeal you can make a real difference to a child’s life. The toys can be for children aged between 2 and 15, for either boys or girls and be any value – all we ask is the toys are brand new and not wrapped.

At Roundhay Web Design we regularly get involved with charitable organisations and appeals. We’ve taken part in various campaigns for good causes, which you can read plenty about. For example, we recently participated in Radio Aires Cash for Kids Charity auction by donating an impressive (even if we do say so ourselves!) £2,500 web design package to a lucky bidder, turned winner.

How To Get Involved

The options for making donations are as follows:

1. Deliver in Person

We’d love to meet you with your generous toy donations! Use our contact us page to reach out to our team and make arrangements. You never know, we might even treat you to a cup of tea!

2. Online Delivery

Don’t have as much time? Not a tea drinker? Well, that’s OK – we can accept your kind donations delivered directly from Amazon, Argos, or wherever you like to shop online (is Toys ‘R’ Us still a thing?) Have a chat with our team and we’ll provide the address, and you can let us know when to expect your donation. Again, use our contact page to reach us.

3. Collection

If donating over 5 toys we MAY be able to collect them from your address – As long as you don’t live in Armley! Oh go on then, we MIGHT even be willing to brave the strangest areas of Leeds. If you’d like us to do the leg work and come to collect your donation then please contact us.

4. Cash Donations

We will also accept cash donations for the folk that would rather not browse the endless stream of toys available these days! Back in my day the only options were a Fur Baby (creepy things they are!) or a Tamagotchi, which I’m sure is still stuffed in a draw somewhere. Contact our team or submit a payment via PayPal with the reference ‘Xmas Toys’.

Suggested Gift List for Children

We believe every child deserves a new gift at Christmas so here is a handy gift guide to give you some ideas. Although, we do suggest you stay away from that awful slime everyone’s raving about at the moment. What’s that all about??

  • 2 years:  dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles
  • 2-5: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles
  • 5-9: educational games & toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs & family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords
  • 9-12: games and toys, stationery, DVDs, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats
  • 13-15: books, make-up and toiletries, gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers

What Happens with Your Donations?

With nearly 1 in 4 children across the UK living in poverty this December, for many families Christmas is sadly a luxury they can’t afford. Our mission is to give these families a helping hand, with your support.

We want to say a thank you to the below charities for accepting these gifts and for working hard to improve the well-being of local young people.

1. Candlelighters

pink white and yellow logo for candlelighters charity

On the wards, at the family support centre or in the community, Candlelighters support families blighted by the tragedy that is children’s cancer in Yorkshire. They are involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances.

A great deal of the money they raise goes into funding, and helping to fund, important cancer research. In addition to the Candlelighters Children’s Cancer Research Laboratory in Leeds, they also help fund external research projects across Yorkshire.


2. St Gemmas

reception staff sat at desk in entrance at the st gemmas location in leeds

St Gemma’s  provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with terminal conditions as they approach the final stages – both at the Hospice and out in the community.

They offer care tailored to the needs of their patients and carers in the Hospice’s 32 bed In-Patient Unit, through the St Gemma’s community team and via day services, which includes a day hospice and an out-patient department. Their care is always provided free-of-charge and is open to patients of all beliefs, religions and cultures.

St Gemma’s is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK.


3. The Leeds Teaching Hospital

nurse interacting with a baby on one of the wards at the leeds teaching hospital

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK. They contribute to life in the Leeds region, not only by being one of the largest employers with almost 18,000 staff, but by supporting the health and well-being of the community and playing a leading role in research, education and innovation.

This means they have access to some of the country’s leading clinical expertise and the most advanced medical technology in the world.


4. Salvation Army

red salvation army bell held in a mans hand

The Salvation Army is a Christian organisation and part of the universal Christian Church. Its message and the lifestyle it advocates are based on the Bible’s teaching. Its work is to make known the good news about Jesus Christ and to persuade people to become his followers.

They see and offer support with many of the problems our society faces – family breakdown, poverty, homelessness, hunger, drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, child abuse and much more. This organisation work with men, women and children who are suffering greatly. More than anything they work to do something practical to help improve and transform their lives.


Thank You

Thank you again to all involved. It’s because of your generosity that we can make such a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. We look forward to sharing our lovely donation photos with you.

Visit our Facebook post to see the kind people who have donated