RAPID Mobility has made a generous donation to the Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal as it reaches a milestone anniversary.

The Toy Appeal has reached its 20th year of helping to make Christmas special for children facing hardship.

Dorset businesses have been quick to show their support once again by making £100 donations.

Every penny will go towards buying gifts for children, babies and teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise be going without presents on Christmas day.

Rapid Mobility has a showroom based in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, with a team of staff who have more than a decade of experience within the mobility industry between them.

Co-directors Ricky and Warren Hicks explained why they have chosen to support our appeal this year.

Ricky said: "We're happy to support those in need at Rapid Mobility.

"As a new shop front in Weymouth we want to be a worthwhile member of this community. Sadly not everyone is born lucky and in the season of goodwill we are glad to make life a little better."

Warren said: "It's the 20th anniversary of the Dorset Echo Toy Appeal this year, and we hope there will be another 20 years as Rapid Mobility will still be here to continue supporting this great cause."

Last year’s Toy Appeal saw readers and businesses raise a grand total of £3,428.99 and we need your help again to beat this target.

All it takes is a one-off donation of £100, which will make a big difference to children facing poverty.

Dorset Echo promotions manager Debbie Hellaby said: “Without the support of our readers and businesses we would not be able to help put smiles on all those families’ faces at Christmas, so a big ‘thank you’ in advance for your help.”

To find out more about the Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal visit dorsetecho.co.uk/toyappeal

If your businesses would like to make a £100 donation, please email mjolliffe@newsquest.co.uk