University donates to Toys on the Table campaign

Posted by cc576 at Nov 25, 2020 05:07 PM |
Toys on the Table: Update

​​​​​For the past two years, staff member Richard Gamble has led an appeal at the University on behalf of local charity Toys on the Table to arrange presents for children who wouldn’t otherwise get any to open on Christmas morning. Earlier this month Richard asked for support with the 2020 campaign and many colleagues have been generous with donations.

This year, the University has donated £2,000 that would have been spent on Christmas activities, such as the food market, ice rink and choirs on the Square, but which have been cancelled in the current circumstances. The University was keen to donate its Christmas fund to support the local community in need.

Toys on the Table is a Charity working in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, which provides new toys and gifts at the holiday season for those children, regardless of faith, who might otherwise not receive anything. They might be in families that are really struggling financially, or they might be in care homes or at special schools. The charity collects the toys and wraps them making sure that they give the gifts to the right age groups.

Because of the circumstances of COVID-19, this year Richard is collecting cash donations via his Justgiving page, in order to buy the toys and donate to the charity.

You can still donate via Richard’s Justgiving page.

Find out more about Toys on the Table.

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