News

Toy Retailers Association raises £27,000 for charity at DreamToys

Published on: October 1st, 2019

Run by the Toy Retailers Association, DreamToys is the most authoritative, independent list of the top toys for Christmas.

The Toy Retailers Association and DreamToys selection committee has announced that £27,000 was raised for charity at DreamToys 2018. The charity donation scheme will return for 2019, raising money for children’s charities across the UK by selling on toys brought to the event.

“Thanks to the generosity of our exhibitors, we raised a fantastic amount at DreamToys 2018 and we look forward to supporting children’s charities again this Christmas” said Gary Grant, chair of the DreamToys selection committee. “DreamToys is a magical event for the UK toy industry. It’s a real joy to spread that magic with such worthy causes.”

Charities helped in 2018 included the Mothers’ Union, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice near Cardiff, Toybox Glasgow, Cheshire’s Adventure Farm Trust and Belfast Central Mission, among many others from across the UK and Ireland.

Registration for DreamToys 2019 is now open. Media wishing to attend the annual event should register now via the website.

DreamToys 2019 will take place on Wednesday 13 November at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. Run by the Toy Retailers Association, DreamToys is the most authoritative, independent list of the top toys for Christmas. The event is attended by press and members of the toy industry and signals the official countdown to Christmas.

For Toy Retailers Association enquiries, contact Del Crookes at d.crookes@toyretailersassociation.co.uk. For DreamToys enquires, contact Bastion at dreamtoys@bastion.co.uk.

If you would like to receive our daily newsflash email, click here; you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook and request a print subscription here.