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Pictured is the LSU Operation Jingle Bells logo.

Operation Jingle Bells: Action toy appeal

  • 3 December 2018 - 14 December 2018
  • Loughborough Students' Union

About this event

Action, the volunteering section of Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU), has teamed up with Toys on the Table for ‘Operation Jingle Bells’ – a festive campaign that looks to collect a total of 500 new gifts and toys.

Each year, the Leicestershire-based Toys on the Table provides thousands of Christmas presents to children of all religions living in the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland, but the charity is only able to do so with the support of the general public.

The Action team is hoping staff, students and members of the community will join them in backing the worthy cause and will donate a gift this December to ensure everyone has a very merry Christmas.

A full-sized sleigh will be installed inside the Student’s Union on Monday 3 December and this will act as the central donation point for toys and gifts.

Staff can also make donations to Adele in the Staff Development Manager Office (Rutland Building).

Those wishing to donate a present and support the initiative are asked to:

  • Ensure the gift is new and in its original wrapping (there are no age limits for gifts however a maximum age of 16-years-old is recommended)
  • Spend no more than £10 on the donation
  • Leave the present unwrapped – students will take care of that!
  • Drop by Santa’s Sleigh and donate before the 14 December

A mini winter wonderland event, called ‘Operation Jingle Bells: Donation Day’, will also take place on campus on 11 December to encourage everyone to get into the gift-giving spirit.

The event is free to attend and open to all; it will run from 12pm-4pm and feature real reindeers, snow, mince pies, hot drinks, a Christmas photo booth and more.

The location of Operation Jingle Bells: Donation Day is subject to weather conditions – it will either take place inside or outside the Students’ Union.

Visit the event website for further details

Contact and booking details

Joel Brocklehurst
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