Cherry Tree Shopping Centre launches toy appeal

The annual toy appeal that helps support local charity, Stick ‘n’ Step, has returned to the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre.

For the second year running the centre has announced its plan to bring back the popular initiative that supports Stick ‘n’ Step. The charity helps children and young people with cerebral palsy, and their families, from all across North West England and North Wales.

Last year, the appeal allowed the charity to gift presents to over 100 families. This year all contributions will be donated to the charity before Christmas, who will then distribute the gifts to families they support in time for Christmas Day. 

Netty Doyle, Trusts & Grants Fundraiser at Stick ‘n’ Step, commented, “We are blessed to have been chosen to be supported once again by Cherry Tree Centre through their Toy Appeal. 

“Last year we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community who donated gifts to support children living with cerebral palsy.  Our charity has a centre based in the heart of Liscard and knowing that our local community wish to support the work we do means so much to us. 

“Thank you to everyone who has donated a gift so far, and to those that are thinking of donating, be assured that your gifts will go directly to supporting the families we work with.“

Donations can be made at the giant, present-shaped donation box located on the mall at Cherry Tree Shopping Centre until 15 December. All donations must be new and unused. 

Ruth Kavanagh, Centre Administrator at Cherry Tree, commented, “After the popularity of the scheme last year we decided to bring back the toy appeal, the people of Wallasey are always generous and help Cherry Tree to support lots of local schemes. Last year’s overwhelming response was a true reflection of the spirit of Christmas.”

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