Mayor of Sefton launches 2023 Christmas Toy Appeal

20 November 2023 3min read

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, has today launched the borough’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

Each year, thousands of kind-hearted Sefton residents, council staff, partners and community groups donate toys, gifts, vouchers and stocking fillers to some of the borough’s most deserving children to make their Christmas extra special.

New and unwrapped toys, gift vouchers, toiletries, pyjamas and stocking fillers for all ages are welcomed as part of the appeal. Gift cards and toiletries are especially welcome for older children and teenagers.

Even a small gift or donation will go a long way and anything the people of Sefton can give, no matter how small, could make a child’s Christmas.

Gifts and vouchers can be dropped off at several locations across Sefton:


Drop Offs in the Community

Tesco Supermarket, Hawthorne Road, Litherland, L21 8NZ

Asda Southport, Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road, Southport, PR9 OTY

Asda Bootle, Strand Road

Litherland Youth and Community Centre, Sefton Road

Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle


Council Libraries

Bootle Library, 220 Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3EN

Crosby Library, Crosby Road North, Waterloo L22 OLQ

Meadows Library, Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB

Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby, L37 4AN

Atkinson Library, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB


Leisure Centres

Bootle Leisure Centre, Washington Parade, Bootle, L20 5JJ

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, The Esplanade, Waterloo, L22 1RR

Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 3TL

Meadows Leisure Centre, Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB

Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX


Online Drop Off

We are accepting gifts bought online this year too. Gifts can be bought online and delivered to: Sefton Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal, Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle L20 7AE.

Online gift donations should be delivered before 22nd December and our drop off points are also open until 22nd December, we may close some early so keep an eye on our socials.

Volunteers from Sefton Council will distribute all presents to children and young people throughout the borough on behalf of the Mayor with many of the gifts going to our cared for children and young people as well as families who may be struggling with Christmas this year.


Cllr June Burns, the Mayor of Sefton, said:

“For many of our families across Sefton, Christmas can be a time of real pressure and hardship. Each year thousands of people and organisations across the borough kindly donate gifts to ensure we can give everyone some festive cheer.

“All donations are welcome no matter how small and we are looking for gifts for all ages from babies and toddlers to older teens. To ensure my elves can get the right gift to the right child please make sure any gifts donated are new and left unwrapped.”

“I know that our Sefton community will come together to give what they can to support our appeal as they have done for many years.


To find out more about the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal please visit

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