As Christmas approaches and children everywhere get more and more excited at the prospect of waking up to presents on Christmas morning, it’s sad to hear that more and more children in and around Grantham face the very real prospect of receiving no Christmas gift this year as their family suffers financial hardship.
Will Feehily of Farndon, along with fellow year 12 & 13 students at Kings School Grantham, under the supervision of our Assistant head of Sixth Form, Mr Nathan Whales, are building on an initiative led by the school over the last 3 years to make toys available to any families who might be in this unfortunate position by operating a toy bank. They have secured premises at 22 Market Place, Grantham, and will be distributing toys from this address each Wednesday (13:00 – 16:00) and Saturday (10:00 – 12:00) commencing 28th November, to any family needing support without judgment and question. All that is required is that you show proof that they are in receipt of child benefit.
Will said “Too many children in and around Grantham are suffering from poverty and in fact recent figures show this figure could be as high as 4915 children, accounting for 21.3% of the child population around Grantham and Stamford. Our belief is that no child should wake up on Christmas without any presents, so the aim of the Toy bank is to make this belief ring true around the community”
The initiative is completely non-profit and all toys that aren’t taken this year are to be given to the Grantham Rotary Club for inclusion in their 'shoe box' appeal bound for the children of eastern Europe.
All donations of would be thankfully received and faithfully applied, it’s not necessary for the items to be new but they would ask that they be in good condition. they would also be pleased to receive wrapping paper, and storage racking.
If you feel you can assist, please contact them through their Facebook page <The King’s School Grantham Toy Bank> or to their supervisor directly at Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org