A children's toy shop is going the extra mile for kids this Christmas and supporting the Dorset Echo Christmas Toy Appeal. 

Boo's Toy Shop in Poundbury has signed up to the spirit of Christmas and is now ready to take donations in its toy bin.

Owner, Charlotte Polley said: "We try and support the Toy Appeal every year as it's a very very important cause. We completely love the idea and every child should have a toy for Christmas."

The toy shop has supported the Toy Appeal for three years running. 
Now in its 18th year, the appeal aims to provide a toy for every child who may otherwise go without and make sure children across Dorset have a toy to open on Christmas morning.

Boo's Toy Shop started as an online store seven years ago and their 'beautiful and magical' family friendly shop has been open in Poundbury for three years, specialising in wooden toys, unique toys and gifts for children of all ages.

Charlotte said many of her regulars look forward to donating toys to disadvantaged children every year. 

As well as public donations at bins across the county, businesses in Dorset have been making generous £100 donations to buy gifts and vouchers for children who would otherwise not get a visit from Santa.

Echo promotions manager Debbie Hellaby said: “Without the support of our readers and local businesses we would not be able to help to put smiles on all those families faces at Christmas, so thank you.”

Last year, the Dorset Echo raised more than £4,493 and collected hundreds of toys through the appeal and we are hoping to top that figure this year - ensuring even more children have a toy to open on Christmas Day. 

Collection Points are now accepting toy donations and will be based across Dorset. 

For more information or for any businesses wishing to make a £100 donation contact Debbie Hellaby on 01305 830 815 or email debbie.hellaby@dorsetecho.co.uk.