Colin Grainger

Toy Appeal

Support a vital appeal at the heart of the community in East London

Tomorrow sees the launch of a special community appeal that has been part of my life for the last 40 years. I appeal to you today to support the campaign that is right at the heart […]

Nov, 10

No blip as Toy Appeal quiz champions show their class

The latest fund-raising event for the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal was a resounding success last night. The event, at Links’ headquarters in Barking Road, Canning Town, saw 16 teams battle it […]

Dec, 05

Take the plunge for charity Christmas Toy Appeal

  That was tough…I must be getting older! I dived in (well climbed actually) and took part in my 38th sponsored swim for the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy appeal. I took the […]

Nov, 23

Drop off new toys to help the Christmas Toy Appeal

  The Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal is now up and running. But we need to get as many gifts as possible as quickly as we can. You can drop off toys to a number […]

Nov, 16

Deborah’s talented young to sparkle for Christmas Toy Campaign

Talented young people are helping to raise money for the Christmas Toy Appeal that is at the heart of life in Newham. Deborah Day Theatre School Trust’s Christmas Delight is taking place at the Brampton […]

Nov, 05

Help ensure no child loses out this Christmas

For 37 of the previous 41 years of my working life I have penned a plea to the community in East London to help with a very special appeal. This year I will write that […]

Oct, 29


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