Dartford Living volunteers, in association with Stephen Oliver: Studio and Gallery, are thrilled to announce Dartford Toy Appeal 4.

Dartford Toy Appeal 4 PosterWe launched in 2014 as a small appeal to provide toys for children who had been affected by domestic abuse. Following a phenomenal response we have expanded the appeal every year – last year we collected over 1,000 brand new toys and gifts. Local people want to help others at Christmas, especially children, and this is a fantastic way to get involved. Run completely by volunteers in the community, 100% of donations go to charities. This year we are collecting for local charities working with children and local young people.

Please take a new toy or gift along to one of our drop off points between 15th November and 16th December. We will also be happy to take wrapping paper, toiletries and new children’s books.


Darent Valley Hospital Charity – Raising funds across Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) – specifically this year the Dartford Toy Appeal will be providing gifts for children attending A+E this Christmas.

Home-Start North West Kent – offering friendship, support and practical help to families within the local community.

ellenor – hospice working with children with terminal and life limiting illnesses.

Dartford Toy Appeal 3 at Stephen Oliver: Studio & Gallery

We are Beams – Local charity formerly ‘The Parents Consortium’ providing services to children and young people who typically have one or multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.

Kent Young Carers – works with children aged 5 to 18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

Centra – providing safe refuge accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Dartford – local community centres supporting babies, pre-school children and their families.

ENQUIRIES EMAIL: hello@dartfordtoyappeal.co.uk