STAFF at DAC Beachcroft are collecting toys for The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal.
DAC Beachcroft is encouraging staff, other Bristol businesses and members of the public to donate toys for the local charity.
The firm expects its large window exhibition space on the Brunel Mile to fill up with Lego Hero Factory, Disney Frozen characters and Minecraft books, which will go to some of the city’s most disadvantaged children.
The move follows support from Bristol Law Society, which has raised more than £2,000 for the charity – one of the organisation’s two ‘Charities of the Year’.
People can take toys into the DAC Beachcroft offices in Portwall Lane, into the Bristol Post on Temple Quay or The Entertainer toyshop in Cabot Circus
The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal raises £66,000 every year, to give 1,650 children each a £20 voucher for food and a £20 voucher for a gift or clothing. The money is raised through donations from organisations, businesses, schools and individuals and events, including a carol concert, collections and gala dinner.
Tony Cherry, Regional Senior Partner at DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, said: “We are privileged that this year the Lord Mayor’s Appeal has asked us to host the generous donations of toys and display many of them in our exhibition space on the Brunel Mile.
“We hope that this addition to our regular Corporate Responsibility activity, especially important at this time of year, will enable many Bristolians to see the gifts, to which I know many of my fellow employees here will be contributing.”
Ben Tarrant, Immediate Past President of Bristol Law Society and Partner with TLT, explained: “This is a local charity which helps bring Christmas to 1,650 disadvantaged children every year. We are proud to be associated with The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal, and are delighted to be helping its volunteers raise money and collect toys for children who are most in need. We want to ensure these children have a few treats this Christmas to look forward to and enjoy.”
The Lord Mayor of Bristol Cllr Alastair Watson, who is the charity’s Patron, expressed his thanks: “We are grateful for the support of organisations such as Bristol Law Society and firms like DAC Beachcroft which are raising funds and collecting toys. This support is vital in helping us to make a real difference to children at this important time of year and every toy and every donation is gratefully received.”
You can also make direct donations by sending a cheque for The Lord Mayor of Bristol’ s Children Appeal to the Mansion House, Clifton Down BS8 3LJ or online at www.lordmayorofbristolappeal.co.uk . You can also give money by texting the message LMCA22 £5 to 70070.