More than 3,600 toys were donated at Edgbaston yesterday as part of the #Toys4Birmingham campaign, which is being delivered by the Edgbaston Foundation, Thrive Together Birmingham and the Birmingham PlayCare Network to support some of Birmingham’s most vulnerable children over Christmas.
Yesterday was the second donation day of #Toys4Birmingham, which was supported by Club staff and members of the men’s team playing squad who helped collect, stock and count the toys ready for Monday, when the items will be delivered to local family community groups.
This coming Saturday (12 December) is the final donation day at Edgbaston, with charity staff and volunteers on-hand from 11am to 3pm to take generous donations of new and nearly new toys.
Ravi Masih, Head of Community Engagement at Warwickshire CCC and Lead of the Edgbaston Foundation, said: “We’re thrilled with the response so far from Warwickshire Members, supporters, partners and local residents and organisations who have called in today with generous donations to support some of the city’s most vulnerable children.
“Special thanks in particular go to the local Scout groups, Club partners Complete Cricket and staff in the Accident and Emergency ward at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, in Birmingham, for co-ordinating their own donation centres, which were received today.Ravi Masih, Edgbaston Foundation
“Whilst we’ve seen such a great response to date, we’re keen to smash our initial targets and bring some hope to the families and children who really need it at Christmas.”
There is still also an option to make a donation via next day delivery from an online store by directing to Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU for the Attention of Ravi Masih. If using Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and click here and a donation will be made to the Edgbaston Foundation by Amazon at no cost to you. Kindred is also available by purchasing here.
Anyone who would like to donate money rather than toys for the appeal can do so by clicking here.