The Observer Christmas Toy Appeal aims to give disadvantaged children a happier festive season by providing them with presents that they would otherwise be unlikely to receive.

We are asking for donations of first-hand toys and gifts for children and young people between the ages of 0 and 19, which we will then distribute to charities and children’s services in our area. This includes the domestic violence charity, Dash, and children’s social services in Slough, South Bucks and the Royal Borough.

All toys, big or small, go to local children, guaranteed.

They do not have to be wrapped-up, but if they are, please indicate which age the toy is for.

Our appeal runs until Friday December, 15 and time is running out, so please help as soon as possible.

You only need to donate a single toy, of any size, to help a child or young person.

The drop-off points are as follows: 

Space Station, 149 St Paul’s Avenue, Slough, SL2 5EN (Mon-Wed & Fri 8.30am-6pm, Thurs 8.30am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm)

The Observer office, 3 Etongate, 112 Windsor Road, Slough, SL1 2JA (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5.30pm) - same car park as the Trinity United Reformed Church

Co-operative Funeral Care at any of the following branches:

16 Parlaunt Rd, Langley SL3 8BB (Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm);

2 Chalvey Road West, Slough SL1 2PN (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm);

63 High Street, Burnham, SL1 7JU (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

27 High Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1JG (Mon-Fr, 9am-4pm);

Windsor visitor information centre, The Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping, Thames Ave, Windsor SL4 1PJ (Mon-Sun, 10am-4pm) - near Cinnamon Cafe