The Island's Official Toy Appeal is back!

Following a successful first year, the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal needs your help to brighten up Christmas for less fortunate children living here on the Island again this year. These are children who, for a variety of reasons are finding Christmas tough - sickness, a recent bereavement or another crisis in their lives, or perhaps their family just can't afford presents this year.

Donate a new, unwrapped toy into one of our 13 drop-off points located across the Island. We will wrap and distribute your present in time for Christmas. Working closely with IOW Council and local charities we can ensure that your donations reach the children who need them most.

Drop off points:
Isle of Wight Radio HQ
Dodnor Park, Newport, PO30 5XE

Isle of Wight County Press
Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1ST

The Entertainer, Newport
106 St. James' Street, Newport, PO30 1UR

Mothercare, Newport
Taylor Road, Carisbrooke Trading Estate, Newport, PO30 5LG

Argos, Newport
Taylor Road, Carisbrooke Trading Estate, Newport, PO30 5LG

Tesco Extra, Ryde
Brading Road, Town Centre, Ryde, PO33 1QS

Toymaster, Ryde
9 Union Street, Town Centre, Ryde, PO33 2DU

Rapanui, Sandown
1 High Street, Sandown, PO36 8LX

Toymaster, Shanklin
69-71 Regent Street, Shanklin, PO37 7AE
Royal Hotel, Ventnor
The Royal Hotel, Belgrave Road, Ventnor, PO38 1JJ

West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater
Mao Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH

Charlotte's Academy, West Cowes
9 Birmingham Road, Town Centre, Cowes, PO31 7BH

Red Jet Terminal, West Cowes
Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AR
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Further information:
  • NEW unwrapped gifts only please, for ages 0-16 years. Suggested value: 10+
  • Please DON'T FORGET the TEENAGERS - They need gifts too! Gifts ideas for teens: Gadgets, Creative & Science Toys, Jewellery, Cosmetic Sets and Gift Sets. Thank you.
  • If you don't live on the Isle Of Wight but would still like to donate a gift then please send it to: Bestival Toy Appeal, Bestival, Lower Ground Floor, 19 Buckingham St, London, WC2N 6EF.
  • The IOW Christmas Toy Appeal volunteers will then wrap the gifts and distribute them amongst those less fortunate this Christmas.
  • Here are just a few of the causes your donations could help: The Children's Society, Spurgeons, St Mary's Hospital, Foodbank, Homestart, Beaulieu House, YMCA Young Carer's Scheme and The Women's Refuge.
  • If you know of a local charity or non-profit making organisation that could benefit from the IOW Christmas Toy Appeal, please email details to