Children wake up to toys on Christmas morning thanks to generous donations

December 2012

St Cuthberts Care would like to offer a huge 'thank you' to The Entertainer, the UK's largest independent toy shop, whose MetroCentre branch kindly donated hundreds of pounds worth of toys to be distributed to children and families who otherwise would not be celebrating Christmas by opening presents.

Local 5p Bus supporter, Rebecca Baty initially raised awareness of the Christmas Toy appeal in general conversation with a worker at the Entertainer who was so impressed that she passed on the information to their head office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The Entertainer Managing Director, Gary Grant then contacted St Cuthberts Care to offer a £500 gift voucher to be spent on toys for the appeal as well as all of their unsold Olympic merchandise.

Thanks to Rebecca's support and the tremendous generosity of The Entertainer, many more children will be able to experience the joy of waking up to a gift on Christmas morning.

If you would like to support or donate to our 5p Bus please contact Iris Boyd on 0191 242 4803 or email her at

Rebecca Baty with 5p Bus depot volunteers and staff from The Entertainer