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Help a child in need smile this Christmas

As part of UNISON’s Christmas Charity giving campaign, Edinburgh Napier University’s Unison Branch are inviting staff to donate new toys to be distributed to families and children in need of extra support this Christmas.


All toys will be donated to With Kids, a charity based in South West Edinburgh who help vulnerable Children. The charity works directly with Schools and Nurseries in the Broomhouse, Sighthill, Wester Hailes and Stenhouse area and identify children through teachers and support networks who require additional support and assistance.


Toys should be new and unwrapped as it gives parents and carers the opportunity to engage directly by wrapping themselves and feel part of Christmas giving.


The age range of children is 0-16 Years and it would be great to get a good spread of ages from donations.


Any new toy/gift for donation is most welcome and the charity have provided a list below of suggestions:



Most requested items


Lego, cars, action figures, vehicle sets,


Arts and craft sets, Dolls, babies, building games


Lego, action figures, wrestling toys, scooters


Jewellery sets, arts and craft sets, scooters


Board games, gadgets, clothes, art sets, creative sets


Family games, make up, headphones, music vouchers


Toiletries, clothing vouchers, after shave, headphones, electronic gadgets.


Make up, perfume, clothing vouchers, music vouchers, straighteners/hairdryers/curlers…


Donations need to be received by Friday, 14 December and can be made at:


Merchiston – room B34 (Maxine Wood)

Craiglockhart – room 2/40 (Mary Lally)

Sighthill – room 7.B.34 (Grant Cullen)


Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause this festive season.


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