Welcome to the West Lothian Toy Appeal
The 2013 West Lothian Toy Appeal has begun, please contact your health visitor or social worker to be referred. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the West Lothian Courier for this year’s appeal.
The West Lothian Toy Appeal (WLTA) is one of a range of initatives managed by River Kids - a registered charity which raises money for disadvanted children across West Lothian. The Toy Appeal was established in 1984 and since inception, has provided toys for over 69,000 children.
The WLTA provides toys at Christmas - and on special occasions - to those children identified/referred to us as being in most need of assistance. Referrals originate from various sources such as Citizens Advice Bureaus, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Family Centres and Homeless Units.
Do you remember the excitement of Christmas day when you woke up early trying not to disturb Santa, peeking over the bed sheets to see if he had been and screaming with joy to discover that not only had he been, but he had received your letter and had delivered the exact toy you wrote and asked for. Well that happens in thousands of homes across West Lothian every Christmas Day.
But for some West Lothian children Santa does not arrive and there are no presents under the tree.
Last year, over 7,500 toys were distributed to children in West Lothian and still, we were not able to reach all those children in need. This year, with your support, we will be able to help even more.
So we need to raise funds for new toys and appeal to the West Lothian community to donate new and good quality, second hand toys.
As a sponsor you would be added to our sponsors page, with a link to your website. If you would like to sponsor an event to raise funds for the Toy Appeal, please contact us for more details.
If you would like to be a donor, we are happy to receive monetary donations along with donations of new and good quality second hand toys.
West Lothian Toy Appeal is run by River Kids
River Kids is a registered charity (SC037312), helping children in need, across West Lothian.