Time is running out to back one of the South's biggest Christmas toy appeals

Time is running out to take part in one of the south’s biggest Christmas toy appeals.

There are just hours left to donate to the annual Wave 105 Mission Christmas campaign.

Backed by the Daily Echo, the charity is aiming to donate tens of thousands of toys to donate to children in poverty in the south.

Today is the final day for people to donate Christmas presents to cash for kids at any of the drop off points.

Last year, the appeal collected more than 75,000 gifts donated by community members that were given to children living in poverty across southern England who otherwise wouldn’t have a Christmas gift.

Martin Ball, Wave 105’s managing director said: “We haven’t set ourselves a target this year. Donations made will make a difference and put a smile on the face of a child who would not have otherwise received a gift on Christmas Day.

“It’s the seventh year we have done it and it makes a difference to the lives of our local children. They need to enjoy their childhood and the magic of Christmas and those who can make a difference should do just that.”

Drop off points to donate gifts are located all over the south of England, with 44 in Southampton, 18 in the New Forest and 6 in Winchester.
The radio’s charity began collecting gifts on November 14.

Martin said: “The engagement with our local communities is remarkable as there is a trust in cash for kids knowing that the donation will stay local. 

“There has been too much support from local businesses to mention, and anyone wanting to donate should log on to wave105.com for the list of drop off points.”

Cash can also be donated so that even more toys can be bought for the appeal.

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