Bigjigs Toys donates to kmfm's A Shed Load Of Toys appeal

by Lauren Abbott

It's an appeal which has only been running for just a few days.

But already one of Kent's biggest companies has stepped in with a whopping donation of toys for children in the county facing a difficult Christmas.

Bigjigs Toys, which has its company headquarters in Folkestone, has donated an entire pallet of gifts to the kmfm Shed Load Of Toys appeal.

Rob Wills with the donation from Bigjigs Toys
Rob Wills with the donation from Bigjigs Toys

Our sister radio station is once again teaming up with Kent-based firm Skinners Sheds to collect new toys which can be donated to children desperately in need of some festive cheer this December.

With the help of charities, hospitals and social services, the toys will be going to children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds and those living in poverty, those unable to claim benefits or who can't work and low income families where even paying for food and heating is a struggle never mind finding the funds for Christmas presents or treats.

There will also be gifts distributed in children's wards in some of the county's hospitals where children face surgery, frequent outpatient appointments or lengthy stays in hospital and there will be toys for social services teams where children have had to be brought into care.

Bigjigs Toys was established in Kent in 1985. It sells high quality wooden toys to encourage imaginative and educational play including everything from games, puzzles and shape sorters, to farmyards, trains and other vehicles. They also make a wide range of soft toys and dolls for small children complete with various changes of outfit!

The company is based in Folkestone but its award winning toys can be found in shops nationwide and everything is also available to order online through its website .

On Friday the company posted a photograph on Twitter of the enormous toy delivery being prepared at the Bigjigs Toys depot.

The pallet was met by drivetime presenter Rob Wills at kmfm's studios within the KM Media Group offices in Rochester on the Medway City Estate.

To learn more about the appeal and how you can donate just one new toy to a child you don't know this Christmas please click here.

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