A precision machining company has become the latest to support the Christmas Toy Appeal with a generous donation.

IML UK Ltd, based on the Granby Industrial Estate in Chickerell, has donated £300 to the Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal.

Now in its 24th year, the appeal gives children across the county the opportunity to unwrap a gift on Christmas Day.

IML has donated to the appeal for several years, making sure that underprivileged children have something to look forward to under the tree this Christmastime.

Director Jerry Way said: “Merry Christmas from the team at IML UK LTD in Weymouth - we are so proud to support this amazing appeal.”

IML specialises in precision machined components and electro-mechanical assembly and has supported the Christmas Toy Appeal for several years now.

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We are also asking you to give a thought to children in need this Christmas and buy one extra present to go in a Dorset Echo Toy Appeal bin.

Debbie Hellaby, Newsquest Group Promotions Manager, said: "This year is going to be harder than ever on families due to the cost-of-living crisis.

“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."

Toy Appeal bins are located at the following locations:


  • Asda,
  • Howley’s
  • Morrisons
  • Tesco Town centre
  • WH Smiths
  • Family Shopper (Abbotsbury Road)


  • Tesco
  • Toymaster
  • WH Smiths
  •  Boo’s Toy Shop (Poundbury)


  • Co-Op (Easton)
  • Tesco (Easton)
  • Bridport
  • Morrisons
  • Toymaster

All the toys collected will be distributed before Christmas to children who really appreciate them.

Any businesses wishing to make a £100 donation to the 2023 Dorset Echo toy appeal should contact maureen.jolliffe@ localiq.co.uk, or call 01305 830811.

Donations are also welcomed from readers for any amount, to donate to the Dorset Echo Toy Appeal 2023 please make your payment online at dorsetecho.co.uk/toyappeal.

Please ensure to include the relevant contact details with your payment.