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How you can support the Bolton Lions Club led Christmas Toy Appeal

Bolton at Home and other organisations in the Bolton Family are once again joining forces to get behind the Bolton Lions’ Annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

Please click on the following link to donate directly to this year’s appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page before Friday 20 November:

We’re having to do things a little differently due to the pandemic. Here’s how it’ll work this year, how we’re supporting it and how you can help:

What is the Bolton Christmas Toy Appeal?

For over 30 years Bolton Lions Club has supported over 1,200 children and young people at Christmas through its Toy Appeal, with thousands of toys being given to those who otherwise might have nothing at Christmas.

For many years the appeal has been supported by the Bolton Family, a group of around 40 public, private and voluntary organisations, including Bolton at Home, working together for the good of the borough.

How is the Toy Appeal different this year?

COVID-19 safety precautions mean this year’s annual Toy Appeal can’t go ahead as usual, which is traditionally based on people donating toys at various collection points.

Instead, the Bolton Family and Bolton Action Group are helping the Bolton Lions to crowdfund a target of £30,000. The money raised will be converted into vouchers for age appropriate gifts for children in Bolton most in need of them.

How you can donate to the Toy Appeal

You can donate securely, quickly and directly to the Toy Appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page link before Friday 20 November:  

Who benefits from the Toy Appeal?

The Toy Appeal supports about 1,200 children from around 800 families in Bolton. Households are nominated by ourselves, partner organisations, local schools, community groups and other referral agencies.

Our colleagues who work in teams supporting households that would benefit from a helping hand this festive season, have gained the appropriate consent involved to provide our Bolton at Home nominations for this year. And staff across Bolton at Home are getting behind the fundraising efforts.

Thank you for anything you can give. Take care.

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