Mansfield Building Society has officially launched its Toy Appeal for Christmas 2021. Launched with the help of Society mascot, Stanley, the aim is to ensure disadvantaged children in Mansfield and Warsop receive at least one gift this Christmas.

The Society is a dedicated contributor to local communities with countless donations to charities and community groups through its Community Support Scheme. In addition to financial contributions, colleagues often put their own hands to work volunteering too – and will be doing so again with the Toy Appeal presents.

The Toy Appeal can only accept donations that are new and in their original packaging, but Society colleagues will be on hand to sort in to age groups, wrap and deliver every gift via the local school network.

Having run a Toy Appeal in 2020 in conjunction with School’s Out Mansfield, the Society is hoping to encourage even more donations this year. Vickie Preston, Head of HR at Mansfield Building Society said:

“Ultimately, we want to ensure that every child in the local area gets at least one gift this year. The stark reality is that if it wasn’t for the donations we hope to receive, and other Toy Appeals run locally, there would be a substantial number of children in the area – that for reasons out of their control – wouldn’t have a gift to open on Christmas Day.

Many families are still feeling the financial effects of the pandemic, and we want to make it our mission to spread the magic of Christmas as wide as we can in 2021.”

The Mansfield is thrilled to have the support of Mansfield BID, who have offered them the space to store and wrap donations before delivery takes place. This allows the society to keep their branches clear for members as the donation bins start to fill.

If you would like to donate a gift to the Mansfield Building Society Toy Appeal, you can drop off any donations at the Society’s Mansfield, Sutton and Kirkby branches.

To allow time for delivery, the closing date for receiving donations is Friday 10 December 2021.

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