RiverKids - Toy Appeal
The West Lothian Toy Appeal (WLTA) is one of a range of initatives managed by River Kids - a registered charity which raises money for disadvanted children across West Lothian. The Toy Appeal was established in 1984 (29 years ago) and since inception, has provided toys for over 44,000 children.
The WLTA provides toys at Christmas - and on special occasions - to those children identified/referred to us as being in most need of assistance. Referrals originate from various sources such as Citizens Advice Bureaus, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Family Centres and Homeless Units.
In December 2013, over 10,000 toys were distributed to 1,700 children in West Lothian and still, we were not able to reach all those children in need. In 2014 it will be the 30th anniversary of the West Lothian Toy Appeal and this year we envisage that 1,700 children will again need our help
In 2013, this appeal has been expanded to cover birthdays too, which means we need in excess of £15,000 every year.
So we need to raise funds for new toys and appeal to the West Lothian community to donate new and good quality, second hand toys.
As a sponsor you would be added to our sponsors page, with a link to your website. If you would like to sponsor an event to raise funds for the Toy Appeal, please contact us for more details.
If you would like to be a donor, we are happy to receive monetary donations along with donations of new and good quality second hand toys.
For more information about the West Lothian Toy Appeal please visit the website www.westlothiantoyappeal.org.uk