MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation have been spreading Christmas cheer by donating 5,000 new and unused toys to support families in need, via local and national charities, hospitals and hospices.
The donations included toys from the MGAE and Zapf Creation portfolios including L.O.L. Surprise!, Little Tikes, Na! Na! Na! Surprise, Rainbow High, Baby Annabell and BABY Born.
The recipients were: Milton Keynes Hospital, Towcester Toy Bank Appeal Charity, Shooting Star Chase, Willen Hospice, Leeds Hospitals Charity, The Henry Allen Trust, The Royal British Legion, The Air Ambulance Service, The Childrenâ€™s Air Ambulance Service, Birmingham Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Kids in Care, Keech Hospice, Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital, VICTA, MK-Act, Alder Hey Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and RSPCA Milton Keynes.
A total of 27 pallets of toys were donated to The Fence Club, a charity providing toys for children in the UK who are sick, disabled, terminally ill or from socially deprived environments.
â€œThese are challenging times for everyone, so weâ€™re honoured to be able to help these vital charities support those in need this Christmas”NEILL BANDTOCK, UK MD OF MGA ENTERTAINMENT UK
Neill Bandtock, UK MD of MGA Entertainment UK, said: â€œThese are challenging times for everyone, so weâ€™re honoured to be able to help these vital charities support those in need this Christmas. We know how much joy a new toy can bring to children on Christmas morning, and the work these charities do to ensure that happens is incredible. We hope our donation brings some Christmas cheer as we come to the end of whatâ€™s been a difficult year for many.â€
â€œWe want to say thank you so much to MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation for their donations to the childrenâ€™s department at Ipswich Hospital”Angie Tillett SENIOR COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING MANAGER AT EAST SUFFOLK AND NORTH ESSEX NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Angie Tillett, senior community fundraising manager at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, commented: â€œWe want to say thank you so much to MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation for their donations to the childrenâ€™s department at Ipswich Hospital. The team were completely delighted and canâ€™t wait to put them to use for their young patients to enjoy.â€
The donations follow a number of recent charity initiatives by MGA Entertainment UK including MGA Cares, started by MGA Entertainmentâ€™s CEO Isaac Larian in April 2020 to provide support and personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers and healthcare facilities on the frontline of the fight against Covid