Thursfields Toy Story
THURSFIELDS SOLICITORS has entered into the Christmas spirit by being Santa’s Little Helpers and supporting Zion Christian Centre’s toy appeal by encouraging its staff members and clients to bring new and used toys into work, as part of the firm’s charitable activities.
The toys will be added to those collected by Halesowen’s Zion Christian Centre and handed over to two beneficiaries: Acorns Hospice and Russells Hall Hospital Children’s Ward. Thursfields in Halesowen is hoping that by being a local collection point during office hours (9-5.15pm), this will encourage and make it easier for local residents to donate towards the appeal.
Jenny Smith, Thursfields’ head of charity law, says Thursfields is absolutely delighted to support Zion Christian Centre with this Christmas appeal.Thursfields has installed a large collection box in the reception of its Halesowen office. Please bring any of the following new toys and used ones in good condition, right up until the appeal closes, on Friday 9 December.
- Toys suitable for babies (0-2 years)
- Toys for young children (3-6 years) – creative toys, cuddly toys, books and games
- Toys for older children (7-12 years) – board games, stationary (calendars and journals with blank paper) and creative toys and DVDs
- Gifts for adolescents (13-18 years) – toiletries, games, arts and crafts and stationery, CDs, etc
- Used toys in good condition for a child of any age will be sold at Acorns’ charity shops. Acorns will track all money raised by these donations
The toys will be donated to create a “toy mountain” during the performances of the Zion Christian Centre’s production of Wonder, Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 December.
With donations from many of its own team, as well as local people supporting the Christmas appeal, The Birmingham Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year* is expecting to hand over a bumper collection of toys and games.
“Thursfields has been around for the best part of 140 years and has a very long tradition of helping local charities and supporting community events,” says Jenny. “I’m very happy to say this year is no different”.
“More than any other time of year, Christmas is for giving and our staff enjoy getting involved with our charitable activities,” Jenny adds.
“But our staff are not the only ones being generous. The local people in Halesowen have already started to bring in new and used toys to our office in Hyefield House, 36 Hagley Road. Everyone at Thursfields wants to thank them for their support and we wish the whole community a very merry Christmas,”
Jo Gregory, from the Zion Christian Centre, says: “We really appreciate the support of Thursfields and are looking forward to giving these toys away to local children and families at this Christmas time !”