Colin Grainger

Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Christmas Toy Appeal 2023: Our Roll of Honour

DONATIONS came from far and wide for the Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Christmas Toy Appeal 2023.

The campaign launched in November for the 46th year in conjunction with the Newham Recorder.

It was one of Ambition, Aspire, Achieve’s most challenging appeals. But we made it  thanks to a massive effort in our community.

We want to say a big thank you and so here’s the Roll of Honour for 2023.

Toy Warehouse: Thanks to Gallions Reach Shopping Park.

Thanks to AAA’s Corporate Supporters: Toy, gift, financial donations and direct support:

Sahara Homes, Gallions Reach Shopping Park, MACE, Investec, Zurich Insurance Group, LEGO Group, Hill Group, BNY Mellon, Bowling and Co, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Axis Europe.

CVC Advisors Ltd, Barclays and Thames Water Authority.

  • Young people at our Christmas party


To Tate & Lyle, BAIN Capital, All Funds, Janus Henderson, Valero, Mae, L&Q, Valero, Berkeley Group, Reed Smith, Jestico and Whiles, Thought Machine and Burberry, Close Brothers, Lendlease, Higgins Partnerships and Morgan Sindall.

ASG Shutters, Mountain Events, J Murphy and Sons, McAllister Group, Kilnbridge and Tideway.


Toy/Book Companies: Toy/book donations and discounted toys/books.

Thank you to Scholastic Books, Newham Bookshop, Keel Toys, ABGee Toys and Smyths Toys (Beckton).


Schools: Toy, gift and financial donations.

Thanks to Lister Community School,  Kier Hardie School, Curwen Primary School and Rosetta School Christmas (jumper day).



Churches: Toy and gift donations.

Thank you to Pilgrims Way Church, East Ham, All Saints Church, Writtle, St Nicholas Church, Kelvedon Hatch and St Margaret’s Church, Doddinghurst.


Local Supporters/Groups/Individuals: Toy, gift and financial donations.


West Ham United Community Foundation/West Ham United FC, Clapton CFC, Triumph East London Bikers Group/Bikers Who Make a Difference, Royal Docks Trust, Deborah Day Theatre School, Our Newham Money and Our Newham Works and Newham Rotary Club.

  • The bikers who made a special effort for our appeal


Newham Chamber of Commerce, John Ratomski – Irons Supporting Foodbanks, Stan Harris,  Colin Grainger, Kids for Treats (Neo and Rico Jain Naha), East London Business Alliance.

and the Theatre Royal Stratford.


And the many individuals who have donated cash via our appeal Just Giving Page and donated gifts directly, along with all the volunteers who provided support in the toy warehouse.






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This article was written on 26 Dec 2023, and is filed under Ambition Aspire Achieve, Kevin Jenkins OBE Newham Christmas Toy Appeal.

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