FINANCIAL consultants based in Weymouth are the latest in a list of companies to back this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

Money Matters have donated £100 to the Dorset Echo’s Christmas Toy Appeal 2021, with every penny of the money they have donated going towards buying presents for children in the county who may not have a gift to open on December 25 otherwise.

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The company, based in Park Street, have backed the scheme before and are pleased to be doing so once again.

Director Brian Sheppard said: “I am delighted to once again support the Dorset Echo Toy Appeal in 2021.

“It would be easy to take for granted all that we able to afford for our nearest and dearest and assume that it is the same for everyone but sadly, this not the case and I have always loved the thought that my donation to the Toy Appeal will go directly to local children who have not been as fortunate as others and who without this sort of support would not have much to look forward to at Christmas.”

Despite the pandemic last year the Dorset Echo raised its greatest ever amount - £5,432.

For this year Mr Sheppard is calling on fellow businesses in Dorset to join Money Matters in backing the appeal.

He added: “I would urge other local businesses to consider donating to this very worthwhile local cause.”

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Debbie Hellaby Newsquest Group Promotions Manager said: “Sourcing, collecting and organising the toys for hundreds of children is not an easy task, the toys are usually matched to the age and interest of each child individually.”

“We are delighted to accept the support of the Weymouth Rotary Club to facilitate the collection and collation of toys.”

Any businesses wishing to make a £100 donation to the 2021 Dorset Echo toy appeal should contact or call 01305 830811.

Toys can be dropped off in Weymouth at Asda, Howleys, Morrisons, Tesco (in the town centre), WH Smith and Wilkinsons.

While in Dorchester the drop-off points are at Tesco, Toymaster, WH Smith and Boo’s Toyshop, Poundbury.

In Portland at the Co-Op - Easton and Tesco - Easton, while in Bridport the bins are located at Morrisons and Toymaster.