Businesses: Please donate £100. In previous years this has been amazingly successful and has been the main way that the toy appeal has been able to provide toys and gifts to needy children.

Every donation is gratefully received – and all those donating £100 will be featured in the Echo. To donate £100 please call Debbie Hellaby on 01305 830815 or email Last year more than 30 businesses donated to the toy appeal.

Readers – £3 text: Text ECHOTOY to 80360.

Texts cost £3 plus your normal operator text charge.

Text lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group.

After network charges which vary between networks, all profit which is approx £2 per text will be donated to the Toy Appeal. Lines are open now and will be disconnected on 14/12/2011 at 11.59pm.

Bin locations

Asda, Weymouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News, Bridport

Co-op, Easton, Portland

Dorset Echo, Dorchester

Dorset Echo, Granby

Goulds Garden Centre, Littlemoor, Weymouth

Howleys, Weymouth

Howleys Junior Shop, Weymouth

Morrisons, Weymouth

Tesco, Dorchester

Tesco, Weymouth

Toymaster, Dorchester

Value House, Weymouth

Wellchester, Dorchester

WH Smith, Dorchester

WH Smith, Weymouth

Wilkinsons, Weymouth

M&S, Weymouth

Tesco, Portland

Boots, Weymouth