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Christmas toy appeal

The toy appeal for 2019 has now closed. We'll update this page with the details of the next Christmas toy appeal in 2020.


During our Christmas toy appeal, you can donate gifts so local children living in poverty have a present to open on Christmas Day. The appeal is organised by the charity 'Giving Back' which is run by council staff.

You can drop off or send in presents between Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - Friday, 13 December 2019.

Council staff with donated presents.

Toys and presents you can give

You can donate any toy or gift which is:

  • New
  • Not gift wrapped
  • Suitable for a child aged 0-16 years old

We'd particularly welcome presents for teenagers as we don't usually receive as many for this age group.

Ways to donate a toy or gift

You've 3 ways of donating a toy or gift to the appeal:

  1. In person - you can drop off your presents at any of the venues listed below. Please only drop off gifts during the venue's opening times.
  2. In the post - if you can't get to one of the drop off points in Rochdale borough, you can post your gift to us instead.
  3. Ordering online - you've also got the option to order a gift online and have it delivered straight to the appeal.

Address for posting your gifts or ordering online:
Giving Back - Christmas Toy Appeal
Rochdale Borough Council
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU.

Previous success of the Christmas toy appeals

In 2018 you donated over 2,000 toys which council staff then distributed to local children.

You've helped provide some much needed festive cheer for thousands of children and teenagers since the appeal began in 2015.

Local businesses who support the Christmas toy appeal

We'd like to say thank you to these local businesses for supporting the 2019 Christmas toy appeal:

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