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Mayor of Sefton launches 2021 Christmas Toy Appeal

Mayor of Sefton stands in the mayor's parlour next to a Christmas treeThe Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Louise Carragher, has today (Monday 22 November) launched the borough’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

Each year thousands of kind-hearted Sefton residents, council staff, partners and community groups donate toys, gifts, vouchers and stocking fillers to some of the borough’s most deserving children to make their Christmas extra special.

New and unwrapped toys, gift vouchers, toiletries, pyjamas and stocking fillers for all ages are needed and welcomed as part of the appeal. Gift cards and toiletries are especially welcome for older children and teenagers.

Gifts and vouchers can be dropped off at several locations across Sefton:

Supermarkets
Asda Supermarket, 81 Strand Road Bootle, L20 4BB
Tesco Supermarket, Hawthorne Road, Litherland, L21 8NZ
Asda Southport, 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 OTY

Council libraries
Bootle Library, 220 Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3EN
Crosby Library, Crosby Road North, Waterloo L22 OLQ
Meadows Library, Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB
Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby, L37 4AN
Atkinson Library, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

Leisure centres
Bootle Leisure Centre, Washington Parade, Bootle, L20 5JJ
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, The Esplanade, Waterloo, L22 1RR
Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL
Meadows Leisure Centre, Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB
Dunnes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX

Purchased online
Gifts can be bought online and delivered to ‘Sefton Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal, Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle L20 7AE’.

Cash donations
This year cash donations will also be accepted via bank transfer directly to The Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Fund account by using the following details:

Reference: Mayor’s Toy Appeal
Account Number: 382 96 888
Sort Code: 60 20 23

Cash donations must be made by Wednesday 15 December and gift donations by Monday 20 December 2021.

Volunteers from Sefton Council will distribute all presents to children and young people throughout the borough on behalf of the Mayor.

Cllr Clare Louise Carragher, the Mayor of Sefton, said:

“For many of our families across Sefton Christmas can be a time of real pressure and hardship. Each year thousands of people and organisations across the borough kindly donate gifts to ensure we can give everyone some festive cheer.

“All donations are welcome and we are looking for gifts for all ages from babies and toddlers to older teens. We’re also accepting cash donations directly into the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Fund account, and these funds will be used to purchase gifts that are most needed.

“To ensure my elves can get the right gift to the right child please make sure any gifts donated are new and left unwrapped.”

To find out more about the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal please visit www.sefton.gov.uk/toyappeal or call/text our helpful elves on 07837 863 075.