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Toy companies asked to donate for Grenfell fire victims

Published on: July 14th, 2017

Bags of Love for Grenfell are working to provide those affected with age-appropriate toys.

A large number of children under the age of 15 years were affected by the fire. Stevan Racz, credit controller at Mookie Toys, and Jenna Payne, a mum who met Steven through this project and is working tirelessly to support the donators, have been working together to help these children and families. Stevan – who sadly lost his uncle in the fire and has been to the site many times – has personally witnessed the effects of the tragedy and how it has touched so many people.

When Stevan started the project it was estimated that around 30 children had been affected by the fire. Through helping the volunteer groups it has come to light that there are over 100 children affected, including children who have lost their own homes, children who have been relocated from their family homes in the local area, children who attended the Grenfell nursery and also children who have lost family in the fire.

Bags of Love for Grenfell are a charity that are working directly with the children, working around the clock to provide the children with toys. Each child will receive a back pack with age relevant toys to help them through this unsettling time. The ages of the children range from 3 months to 15 years, so the charities, including Bags of Love for Grenfell, Grenfell Nursery, Grenfell on the Green and Make a Wish Grenfell, are looking for donations of baby toys, blind bags, craft toy, and toys for older girls and boys.

Many toy companies in the UK have already helped Stevan and Jenna directly, but if there are any other toy companies that have product they are willing to donate please contact Stevan on Stevan.racz@yahoo.co.uk / 07884014546. Any donations are welcome and valuable to these children who have lost so much over the past few weeks.

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