The orphanage has been officially named ‘Toy Trust House’ in recognition of the charity’s £135,000 donation, raised through the Three Peaks Challenge. This has enabled the orphanage to be built and also staffed and maintained for two years. It has been built in association with the charity Medic Malawi and will house approximately 50 young residents.
Nick Austin, outgoing Toy Trust Chair, stated: “Seeing the orphanage built and occupied is a truly inspiring conclusion for all those who did the Three Peaks Challenge last June and also to all those who sponsored. Now we need everyone to rekindle that spirit of generosity for our Big Kids Bike Ride around the Isle of Wight in June to help our UK-focused ‘Special Bikes For Special Kids’ fundraising campaign. Please sponsor any of the 150+ toy industry cyclists who have signed up and help us beat our £100,000 fundraising goal.”
For any further queries relating to the 2013 ‘Big Kids Bike Ride’ around the Isle of Wight on 8th June or other Toy Trust events, please contact Matt Jones at the British Toy & Hobby Association by email: Matt@btha.co.uk.