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Pilot Project: Winter Toy Appeal 2018


We did it! Over 2000 toys requested, raised, wrapped and distributed in under two months.




Dear Friends,

On behalf of the organisers at That's A Wrap, I'd like to thank you for supporting our first ever project, centred around the provision of toys for underprivileged and socially isolated children in and around Hounslow. 


I'm immensely proud to be a part of a community such as ours, that has proven so ready and willing to donate funds and precious time in the service of others, and in such a short space of time too. On 1 November, our project was just a pipe dream, so we came a long way in just over a month!


At our Toy Wrapping event, we saw 70 attendees pitching in to sort and giftwrap over 2,000 toy donations. In partnership with local schools and businesses, as well as through the generosity of local residents, we reached our toy target and have successfully distributed toys to our 9 chosen recipient charities. 


Given the wonderful outpouring of support and enthusiasm for our Winter Toy Project, we're keen to continue our work. We'd like to organise similar projects in the coming year, but details are yet to be finalised. We hope you will continue to support us! 


Yours,


Saba Hassan

That's A Wrap Chair

Press Coverage

Interview with Chiswick Buzz


December 2018

Check out the local organisations we supported with toys!

Home-Start (Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow)

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 Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow is a family charity whose mission is to give a supportive start to struggling families with children in those critical early years under the age of 5. 

Honeypot Children's Charity (Hammersmith)

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 The Honeypot Children’s Charity provides outreach support and respite breaks for vulnerable children and young carers, aged 5-12 years. 

Baby Basics (Surrey)

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 Baby Basics works with midwives, health visitors and other professional bodies to provide much needed items and help for vulnerable groups such as teenage mums, asylum seekers, and women fleeing domestic violence and trafficking. 

Special Baby Unit - West Middlesex Hospital

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 The children’s inpatient wards at West Middlesex Hospital provide care to over 8,000 babies, children and young people every year. They're requesting donations for new born babies in their special baby unit! 

Youth Bonds at Hounslow Action for Youth (Feltham)

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 The Youth Bonds Project exists for young people aged 8 to 12 who have been referred to HAY by a variety of professionals because they are experiencing big challenges in their lives. 

Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice (Hanworth)

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 Shooting Star Chase is a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. 

Hounslow Community Food Box (Isleworth)

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 Hounslow Community Food Box has clients that come from across the Borough and are referred by professional referral partners. They supported in 2017/18 some 15,000 local residents that were in need. 

Feltham Food Bank (Feltham)

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 Feltham Food Bank has been serving the local community in Hounslow since it opened its doors in March 2013. They provide food and other essentials for adults and children in the community who cannot otherwise afford them. 

The Log Cabin (Ealing)

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 Children and young people with additional needs and disabilities often remain isolated from others and excluded from mainstream facilities. The Log Cabin is inclusive, welcoming mainstream siblings and local children and integrating everyone so that they socialise together. 

Take a look at our 2018 Winter Appeal Leaflet here

Thats A Wrap 2018 Leaflet (pdf)

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With special thanks to

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