December 2022 – Salvation Army, Toy Appeal

We’re proud to be supporting the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal this year.  Around 1500 local families in and around Farnborough and Aldershot will benefit from gifts donated by you.  You can help us spread the joy of Christmas to families whose children would otherwise not receive a gift. This year the number of families requesting help will rise as a result of the cost of living crisis and so we have set up donation stations at Yours Clothing, Specsavers, Clintons and M&Co – just call in and drop off!  Collection points close on 9th December so that gifts can be wrapped and distributed in good time for the big day!


Suggested Gift List for Children and Young People

We believe every child deserves a new gift at Christmas so we are unable to take used or second hand items for the Christmas Present Appeal.

  • 0-3 years: dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles
  • 3-5: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles
  • 5-9: educational games & toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs & family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords
  • 9-12:games and toys, stationery, DVDs, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats
  • 13-16: books, make-up and toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers


Over the years, millions of children and young people have benefited from gifts donated to The Salvation Army.  By giving a gift to our Christmas Present Appeal you can make a real difference in someone’s life this Christmas.  For more information about the appeal and the Salvation Army click here