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The Vernon’s Christmas Toy Appeal!

Written by on November 13, 2019

The Vernon Building Society have partnered with Imagine Radio to deliver its first ever Christmas Toy Appeal. This year the Vernon won ‘Most Responsible Business Award’ at the Stockport Business Awards, and this appeal is another step towards their mutual vision to support our local community!

Help Vernon Building Society and Imagine Radio make this Christmas Day special for children and families across Stockport!

It’s a heart-breaking thought, but there are thousands of children who are in danger of waking up to no presents on Christmas Day. For many families Christmas is a luxury they just can’t afford.

With your help we can make a difference. Throughout November and December we’ll be taking donations – via Vernon Building Society’s 6 local branches – of new and unwrapped gifts.

The toys are then distributed to disadvantaged children through the Together Trust in our local Stockport area.

So what do the Together Trust do?

Since 1870 the Together Trust has been providing life-changing care, support and education services in the North West of England based in Cheadle. The charity campaigns to challenge the negative perceptions and missed opportunities that people with disabilities, autism or complex needs and looked-after children face in society. With a team of over 900 dedicated people, they work flat out to create a society where people are valued within their communities.

This list details the specifications for the Christmas Toy and Gift appeal to provide guidance for anyone looking to drop off gifts in support of Together Trust this Christmas. All toys/gifts must be unwrapped, unopened and new.

Suggested donations:

  • Musical and sensory early years toys
  • Anything linked to transport, Lego, Superhero, Animal themes and Pokémon
  • Jigsaws
  • Coding and gaming related items (nothing over a 15 rating)
  • Jewellery and dress up items
  • Cooking and baking items
  • Arts and crafts items
  • Musical Instruments
  • Outdoor toys and equipment
  • Toiletries
  • Gift sets

Items that should be avoided:

  • Toy guns/items of suggestive violence
  • Religious items or literature
  • Sharp objects
  • Liquid aerosols
  • Adult themed

Please note that all toys and gifts donated will be filtered and monitored to ensure we are providing appropriate toys for the young people in Stockport.

If you have any questions on whether something is appropriate or not please contact the Together Trust fundraising team on 0161 283 4847 or visit their website at

Toys can be dropped off at any of the Vernon’s 6 branches from the 18th November to the 23rd December. The gifts must be new, unopened and unwrapped gifts.

Please see below for the branch address information and contact details!


19 St Petersgate SK1 1HF
0161 429 6262

12b Woodford Road SK7 1JJ
0161 429 4312

190 London Road SK7 4HF
0161 429 4313

1 The Ridgedale Centre
Hollins Lane SK6 6AW
0161 429 4316

87 Park Lane SK12 1RD
01625 855830

4 Gorton Road SK5 6AE
0161 429 4315

You can also visit their website for more information.

Vernon Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (registration number 195475).