The Sikh Toy Appeal based in Wolverhampton helps many families who have social security issues, fleeing domestic abuse, fire, burglary, ill health and sheer poverty are all reasons why families might find themselves unable to buy presents.

It is hard to imagine that in this day and age, that there are children in families where even a basic gift will not be given. This is at no fault of the parent and certainly not the child, all for a very wide number of reasons.

Every year we get to hear about a growing number of children and families in these circumstances, and every year we need more and more new presents to bag up and send out to every child/ young person aged from 1-18. We also want to help vulnerable care givers. These youngsters maybe your children, your neighbours, a friend’s child, but whoever they will be living in your area. These are children that will not be given presents unless you help them. Remember, Birthdays and Christmas Day is THE most important date in any youngster’s diary.

Manny Johal Project Manager of the charity said “Helping people who are suffering from poverty is something I have a personal passion for.

It was an idea that came to me in the season of gift giving for Christmas, to provide support for children who cannot afford to receive presents especially from their families that cannot afford presents at this time of year.

To know that Toy donations for boys and girls from Pre-mature babies to teenagers can be gathered and delivered personally to under privileged children from Santa is something that will bring joy to everyone’s hearts.”

“We want to try and get 10,000 toys. We are going to be collecting until December 16 and start distributing on 17. Our priority is going to be the whole of Wolverhampton.”

So far over 8,000 toys have been collected and we have a drop off points in Wolverhampton and Birmingham, where people can drop off unwrapped gifts.

To donate to the Sikh Toy Appeal contact 07958 264178, or email


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