The Toy Trust

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Btha House 142-144 Long Lane,

020 7701 7271

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The Toy Trust exists to raise money predominantly from the toy industry, its suppliers and friends; and distribute the money raised to young disadvantaged and disabled childrens charities within the UK and abroad.

Since its foundation in 1990 by the British Toy & Hobby Association, The Toy Trust has made a real difference to over a million children and their families in the UK and right across the world.

With the help of the many supporters of the trust, from across the entire industry, more than £5.6 million has been raised since its inception.

There are many charities which benefit from the hard work and support of our members, many of which have their own charities that they support as individual companies.

The Toy Trust has benefitted from the support it has been given from across the whole industry which takes pride in being able to give something back to children in need of help.

The Toy Trust raises money throughout the year which is then distributed by a committee that meets five or six times each year to allocate grants to childrens causes in need of support.

The Toy Trust:

  • Co-ordinates and organises various fundraising activities for its members
  • Makes donations only to charities for children
  • Provides emergency aid in any crisis involving children

100% of funds raised for the Toy Trust reach the people who need it - every penny goes to childrens charities, as all administration costs are cleared by the BTHA or supported by no charge volunteer activity. All of the money helps children - through a huge variety of projects, many of which would not be possible without assistance. Toy Trust funds help disadvantaged children and their families to:

  • Alleviate suffering
  • Support children through awful experiences
  • Encourage achievement through adversity
  • Purchase vital equipment
  • Provide care
  • Bolster existing initiatives
  • Initiate brand new projects
  • Satisfy basic needs

The Toy Trust makes a real difference to childrens lives everywhere, all year round.

The Toy Trust is the industrys charity and members are encouraged to put forward their suggestions for likely recipients of Toy Trust Funds. All projects and charities, whether local, national or international, will receive consideration from the Toy Trust Committee. Through the enthusiastic involvement of members of the toy industry, the Toy Trust will continue to raise funds for children who are disadvantaged and less fortunate than others.

Anyone wishing to raise money on behalf of the Toy Trust should contact the BTHA events team on 020 7701 7271.

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