Oldham Toy Appeal

Christmas will be a very difficult time this year for many families in Oldham, particularly those living in poverty. In response to these unprecedented times the Oldham Toy Appeal 2021 is needed now more than ever. Help us spread a little joy. Let’s fill Santa’s sleigh before Christmas Day!

Our mission is for the 38% of Oldham children living in poverty to receive a gift this Christmas.

In order to achieve this mission, we have partnered with Oldham Chronicle and Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to help get the ball rolling on this particularly magical campaign. But we need your support!

You can help spread the word by sharing with family, friends, and colleagues using #OldhamToyAppeal.

Watch our video to find out how you can support this year's appeal.



  • Join a team of Christmas Doorstep Donation Elves to spread the word about the Oldham Toy Appeal and collect toys in your community by clicking here.
  • Can you help sort toys, wrap, and distribute toys? Become a Workshop Elves by clicking here.
  • We need the support of elves with their own sleighs (cars or vans) to help us collect all the toy and gift donations from the donation point at Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre and take them to Community Hubs across Oldham. Sign up to be a Sleigh Drivers by clicking here.

All magical flying reindeer food, fuel costs and volunteer expenses will be reimbursed. To find out more about these volunteering roles, please email volunteering@actiontogether.org.uk or call 0161 339 2345.


Donate new and unwrapped gifts for babies to 18 year olds. All gifts donated to the Oldham Toy Appeal will be given to Oldham children living in poverty. We are expecting to receive a high demand for gifts for babies and teenagers, especially boys. Donate by Friday 10 December 2021. We cannot accept any second hand or soft toys. 

You can also donate online using our dedicated Just Giving Page

Gift ideas

Children aged 0 - 3 years old

Bath toys, building blocks, playmats, teethers

Children aged 4 - 12 years old

Activity toys, board games, dressing up outfits, puzzles


Art supplies, card games, gift vouchers, sports equipment

All ages

Books, gloves, hats, pyjamas, scarves, slippers, socks

Donation Point

You can safely donate toys at the Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre

If you'd like to arrange to contribute donations towards this appeal from your organisation, please either go directly to the Spindles or email: info@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345.

Community Hubs

We are looking for community organisations (community groups, charities, Children's Centres etc.) that would like to receive donated toys for distribution to the children they work alongside.

Our Community Hubs are listed below. 

To find out how your organisation can become an Oldham Toy Appeal Community Hub, please Email: info@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345

This years Oldham Christmas Toy Appeal is proudly sponsored by: Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisors and Albion Wealth Management