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Toy appeal: Give a smile to sick children this Christmas!

After the success of last years Toy Appeal we are asking for gifts of new toys for all ages, but particularly for babies from newborn and teenagers. Sensory gifts are alway useful.

Amelia’s Rainbow Fund was set up following the death of eight-year-old Amelia-Grace Cooper in 2010, who died after battling an aggressive form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.

Every year, Amelia-Grace’s parents Chantel and Karl take gifts to the children’s ward at Poole and Dorchester hospitals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – and to the families of children the charity has supported over the last few years who remain at home over the festive period. Their brothers and sisters get presents too!

Chantal said: “Christmas can be a very hard time of year for many people, especially for children and families with serious illnesses or those who have lost a child. Having experienced Christmas at both of these times we understand it can be a time when parents try and make it magical even when they may be sad inside.”

So, if you can support in some way please drop off your new toys at any of the locations below by Friday December 1.

Our opening times are: Monday to Friday 9.30am–6pm,

For more information, send us an email at

You can drop your toys at any of these locations:

4Com (Hurn)
Store & Secure self-storage (Castlepoint)
Top Cat Media Group (Pokesdown)
MK Estates (Iford and Holdenhurst Rd)
Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment (Poole)
The Funky Peach (Parkstone)
Hays Travel (Highcliffe)
L of a Car (Poole)
TSB (Boscombe branch)
Bournemouth Daily Echo office (Bournemouth Town Centre)
Ambassadeur Art (Bournemouth Town Centre)
The Jewel Box (Winton)
Curry’s/PC World (Poole)

For full addresses, see individual websites.