Toys for Prisons at Christmas
Organising and running crèches in prison visitor centres is one of the ways that Mothers' Union's outreach to those facing adversity in their communities. Members volunteer their time and work tirelessly to collect suitable toy donations in order to equip the crèches - places that provide a safe environment for children when visiting loved ones in prisons. At the end of 2016 we were delighted that eight of the crèches and play areas that Mothers' Union are involved in running were awarded very generous donations from the Toy Retailers Association which allowed them to select toys from The Entertainer Toy Shops to buy new toys and equipment for their crèches.
The generous amounts given made a significant difference to the crèches that members run as they were able to select large quantities of good quality toys from The Entertainer. One member working in one of the prison crèches involved said:
"Can I just say a big thank you for the generous donation of money that was spent on toys for our play areas (in the prison). We were able to select toys for all ages and they are of high quality. This will make a big difference to children and families who use the play area, lots of children use this facility so the toys are played with all of the time"
Mothers' Union extend our thanks to both The Toy Retailers Association and The Entertainer for supporting our work in prisons so generously.