A SELF storage company and a theme park are part of the united front pledging to put a smile on the faces of children going through tough times this Christmas by supporting our annual Toy Appeal.

Space Station, in St Paul’s Avenue, Slough, has offered to store toys collected during this year’s appeal free of charge for a third year as well as acting as a drop-off point .

While Legoland is to donate bundles of Lego goodies and also be a drop-off point.

Brand new, unwrapped toys are needed for babies, children and teenagers to be donated to organisations including social services in Slough, South Bucks and the Royal Borough, The Dash Charity – which helps victims of domestic abuse – and Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Adam Sperling, manager at the Slough branch of Space Station, said: “Space Station Self Storage is a local family run business and we are happy to support the local community.

“The Observer Toy Appeal makes a huge difference to vulnerable children at Christmas and that’s why Space Station are taking part again this year.

“We have a storage room ready for your gift donations so please support the appeal by bringing new toys along to our Slough store!”

Russ Gaines, retail director at Legoland, said: “The Legoland Windsor Resort is delighted to be supporting this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

“We’re going to kick start the appeal by donating bundles of Lego products from the resort and donations can also be dropped off at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel reception from Tuesday.”

Various drop-off points have been arranged already – with Legoland and The Co-Operative Funeralcare signed up this week – and will be added to in the coming weeks.

Donna Edwards, from the Parlaunt Road, Langley, office of The Co-Operative Funeralcare, said: “It is such a great appeal for the children in the area.

“We just like to get involved and help out in our community where we can and this is one of those things we can help with.”

Drop-off points so far are: Space Station, 149 St Paul’s Avenue, Slough – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am-6pm, Thursday 8.30am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, in St Leonards Road, Windsor – Monday-Saturday 9.30am-midnight.

Primark, The Observatory, Slough – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Slough Library, High Street, Slough – Monday and Thursday 9am-6pm, Tuesday and Friday 9am-7pm, Wednesday 9.30am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.

Legoland Hotel, Winkfield Road, Windsor (from Tuesday) – Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm.

The Co-Operative Funeralcare, in Parlaunt Road, Langley – Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm.

The deadline for donations is Sunday, December 6.

Companies who want to help donate gifts or be a drop-off point can contact Dan Whiteway on 01753627220.

Or email him via dwhiteway@berksmedia.co.uk.