Toy Appeal & Silly Santa

Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal

You can help make this Christmas one to remember for a Tameside child. Around 10,490 children in Tameside live in poverty. They won't wake up to find presents under a brightly lit tree. With your support, the Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal can change this.

Can you donate a new, unwrapped toy to make a Tameside child smile this Christmas? If you can afford just one extra toy this year, please donate it to the Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal. For children aged from birth to eighteen years old, who may not receive a present.

Gift ideas

Children aged 0-3 years old: building blocks, rattles, books,  playsets

Children aged 4-12 years old: board games, books, craft sets, educational toys, super hero figures, dolls

Teenagers: toiletries gift sets, books, gadgets, creative and science toys, gift vouchers

All Ages: pyjamas, scarf’s, gloves and hats, slipper socks

The Toy appeal is manged by Tameside 4 Good, Tameside Reporter, Tameside Radio, Tameside Council's Early Help Team and Tameside Rotary, and all toys donated will be distributed to Tameside children living in poverty​.

Please note, for health and safety reasons we do not accept any second hand or soft toys. The toys will be sorted by age groups and gender then wrapped by local volunteers.  

​The deadline for donations is Friday 15 December 2017.

Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal Children's Centres Drop Off Points


St Peter's Children Centre, 2 Trafagar Square, A-U-L OL7 0LL

Droyslden & Audenshaw

Greenside Children's Centre, Greenside Lane, Droyslden, M34 7RA


Hyde Children's Centre, Hyde Flowery Centre, Old Road, Hyde, SK14 4SQ


Ridge Hill Children's Centre, School Crescent, Stalybridge, SK15 1EA

Dress Up Silly For Santa

Silliness will be sweeping the borough on Friday 15 December for Tameside 4 Good's  “Dress Up Silly for Santa” day.  People in businesses and schools around the area will be donning wacky hats, flashing beards and elf suits while donating £2 each to raise money for the Fund. 

 If you want to see your friends and colleagues look silly and do something kind for your local community this Christmas.  Every business, school or group that registers is sent a fundraising pack including a badge and to award for the Best Dressed #SillySanta in your organisation.  The overall winner for 2017 is chosen from social media shares.  We have an additional category for animals, so get those pet-elfie-selfies in too.

To join the silliness contact Tel: 0161 339 2345