Toy appeal for refugee children

The owners of Outsider Tart David Muniz and David Lesniak are organising a Christmas lunch for refugee families who are living in local hotels. They have invited 150 adult refugees and their children, between 27 to 35 of them with an age range of five to 14.

One of their customers, Ray Elias, is organising a toy collection for the children, who are likely not to receive any Christmas presents otherwise.

“I have set myself a personal goal of three toys per child” he told us.

He contacted us to see if any of our subscribers would like to contribute – new toys, with a value of at least £5.

If you would, you can contact him at

He would like unwrapped presents, so he can see what he’s got, but some wrapping paper to go with them would also be appreciated. He has had a great response from people who have donated toys for younger children, but is short of presents for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 14.

After Christmas Ray will be organising a collection of clothing for the refugees who are being supported by the charity West London Welcome.

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