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Sun FM Toy Appeal 2022

This Christmas we want to make sure that less fortunate children in Sunderland and surrounding areas get to enjoy something that most of us take for granted.

With a little help from our friends at the Salvation Army we’ll spread some festive joy to children locally this Christmas, no matter what their circumstance – from toddlers to teens.

Can you help?

All you need to do is buy an extra gift whilst Christmas shopping and drop it at one of our donation drop-off points.

This year we are also appealing for essential items:

  • Toothpaste / toothbrush / mouthwash
  • Body wash or shower gel
  • Face and body soap
  • Face / baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Combs / hairbrush
  • Nail files / clippers
  • Menstrual products
  • Undergarments – underwear / socks
  • Baby formula / nappies

Everyone deserves a gift at Christmas.

Donation Drop-Off Points

Your donations will be delivered to loads of worthwhile charities around Sunderland.

Thank you

The Toy Appeal wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of the people of Sunderland. Thanks to you, we can ensure children across the area will have a present to open on Christmas Day. Thank you so much from all at Sun FM Radio.

Thank you to our partners - The Bridges Shopping Centre and Hays Travel.

Bridges Shopping Centre

“The Bridges is delighted to be involved in the Sun FM toy appeal once again. Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Sunderland and we really hope that, despite the many challenges we know families are facing, that we can contribute and really make a difference so that every child experiences the magic of Christmas this year.”

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a magical morning straight from the North Pole! Santa is getting his sleigh ready for Christmas and all your little ones are invited to their very first Breakfast with Santa event! 

The event will take place at Esquires Coffee seating area on the mall. Join Santa and his Elves every Sunday in December from 9:00am – 10:30am.

Book with confidence with Hays Travel!

As the UK’s largest independent travel agent with over 40 years’ experience; Hays Travel specialises in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. With over 460 branches across the UK, their friendly expert team of travel consultants look forward to welcoming you to start discovering your next memory-making getaway.

“Hays Travel is delighted to give back to our local community by sponsoring the Sun FM Toy Appeal for Christmas and to help make sure that each and every child receives at least one gift to open on Christmas morning.”

Their customers are at the heart of what they do - they deliver on their promise to bring their customers good value for money and excellent customer service, and they are proud to be a Which? recommended provider, be endorsed by Martin Lewis, and hold a customer experience rating on Feefo of 4.9, as reviewed by their customers.


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