Cllr Richard Priest and facilities manager supervisor Pat Cavaliero, of the Isle of Wight Council, and Daniel Rooke, of the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal. Picture courtesy of the Isle of Wight Council.
WITH just days left to go for the official Isle of Wight Official Toy Appeal, 1,773 toys have been collected for deserving Island children, but there is still a way to go before it hits the target.
Organisers of the appeal, which ends on Friday, hope to collect 2,500 toys for less-fortunate Islanders aged under 16, toys for babies and toddlers and gifts for older children aged 12 to 16 are still desperately needed.
Appeal founders and organisers Daniel and Deborah Rooke also appealed for companies and businesses to donate boxes of non gender specific wrapping paper — it is thought between 800 and 1,000 rolls will be needed.
A team of volunteers is due to wrap the presents on Friday.
The Isle of Wight Council was among the latest organisations to support the appeal, handing 60 toys yesterday (Tuesday).
For gift ideas, a list of drop off points and information about the appeal, powered by Bestival and supported by the Isle of Wight County Press and Isle of Wight Radio, visit the appeal's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/christmastoyappeal or follow on Twitter @ToyAppeal, or click on the block below.
Drop off points will be open until noon on Friday, click here to find out how you can get involved.
• You can donate to the appeal by clicking the link below.
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