Victoria Place has so far received over 4,500 toys as part its ‘The Forgotten Toys’ donation drive, which far exceeds last year’s total amount of 2,800 toys.
The donation drive is being run in partnership with three local charities, Sebastian’s Action Trust, The Children’s Trust and The Lighthouse, who will distribute all the pre-loved toys collected to new owners who can love them once again, in time for this Christmas and beyond.
The ever-growing pile of toys has created an amazing display in the toy donation unit. This is the last week that Chief Elf Sparkle will be on hand to collect everyone’s pre-loved toys. Sparkle will be in the toy donation station near Poundland every day until Sunday December 17, from 10am to 5pm.
Santa is also at Victoria Place until Sunday December 24 on specified dates and at intervals between 10am and 5pm.
Meanwhile, shoppers can get their gifts wrapped by Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. From December 14-17, shoppers who go to the Food Court in the Peacocks between 11am and 5pm can get their presents wrapped for a charity donation.
Meanwhile, last weekend saw the successful opening of national coffee brand, Black Sheep Coffee in Henry Plaza. To celebrate, the store gave away free coffee vouchers to visitors.
John Paul Jackson, centre manager, said: “We had a really positive weekend at Victoria Place, with the astonishing number of toys donated and the opening of Black Sheep Coffee. The toy donations drive is a fantastic initiative and we’re hugely grateful for the generosity of our customers taking part. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the festivities before Christmas at Victoria Place. We wish all our customers a happy, healthy Christmas.”