Toys on the Table is a local Charity working in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, which provides NEW toys and gifts at the festive season for those children, regardless of faith, who might otherwise not receive anything. Only NEW gifts from donors, or funds to purchase new gifts can be accepted.
Toys on the Table started in the early 1980′s, when the Leicester Round Table 39 established the project. In recent years it has become a separate independent Registered Charity, run by a Board of Trustees, who represent community service organisations including Rotary International, Inner Wheel, the Society of Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Captains, together with workers and volunteers from the City and County Social Services.
Many years on, the need is still as high as it always has been for donated gifts and toys, and with the huge support from the public, the Toys on the Table Appeal, has enabled thousands of children to receive gifts during the festive period throughout the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland areas.
An appeal goes out to the public, and, with the support of the local media, thousands of new toys and gifts are donated. Local companies get involved to provide large volumes of gifts, and the Charity organises other activities to raise funds to purchase gifts for the age groups where insufficient presents are donated.
Each year during November we launch the appeal in a public arena with special guests.