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VPK Packaging helps local charity deliver Christmas

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Boxes donated by VPK Packaging have helped to deliver toy hampers to disadvantaged children in Selby.

VPK Packaging UK & Ireland (previously Rigid Containers) stepped in to support The Toy Box Project after hearing that the charity was using old and broken supermarket boxes to send out Christmas gifts to local youngsters.

The Toy Box Project was set up by friends, Jacqui Crossley, (pictured), and Mandie Longfield, to help put a smile on children’s faces. The pair are especially busy during December filling boxes with pre-loved toys for children at Christmas, but they run the charity all year, refurbishing toys and donating to families and children in Selby.

David Richardson, VPK’s UK and Ireland managing director, said: ‘After what has been a really tough year, we were very happy to support The Toy Box Project.

‘It is heart warming that children receive toy hampers on special occasions like their birthday and at Christmas and we send our congratulations to everyone at the charity and are delighted to help them in this way.’

Jacqui Crossley, from The Toy Box Project, said: ‘Help like this is always very much appreciated, especially at this time of the year. Mandie and I keep all the toys in our houses, so these boxes from VPK Packaging will help enormously!

‘In the run up to Christmas we are extremely hectic, but we don’t mind being tired when we see the look on children’s faces when they receive one of our toy hampers.’

The Toy Box Project supports families who have experienced domestic abuse, damage to their homes through fire and financial struggles like redundancy and Covid related furlough. It also delivers toy hampers to youngsters who have been struggling with their mental health as a result of the current and ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Donations are welcomed by the charity, especially any pre-loved toys for children over the age of nine.


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