Finsbury Park children’s charity needs new premises to cope with huge toy turnover

TOY Project volunteer Jess Doyle. Picture: TOY Project

TOY Project volunteer Jess Doyle. Picture: TOY Project - Credit: Archant

A children’s charity with a turnover of 5,000 toys a month is desparate for sponsors to fund a permanent home.

The Toy Project, now in its third year, donates unwanted toys to children in hospitals, hospices and nurseries etc.

But with a huge turnover of donations packing the shelves, it has now outgrown its home in Finsbury Park Community Rooms, Durham Road – loaned free by Islington Council.

Jane Garfield, founder of he charity, which relies solely on donations and its own fundraising events, said: “We need a permanant home: a space that can work as an office space, a store space, a creative space, a shop and a drop in space.”

The Toy Project is hoping the council will offer one of its old centres that is no longer in use.


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However, this bigger base will not be free. The charity is looking for 12 sponsors to each donate £1,500 – to pay one month’s rent – for a minimum of two years.

For more information, email janegarfield@blueyonder.co.uk

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