MORE businesses have come forward to support the Daily Echo and Amelia’s Rainbow Toy Appeal 2018.

There are now 19 collection points across the area including Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ferndown and Ringwood.

They have all offered space to collect toys donated by generous Echo readers to bring festive joy to sick and disadvantaged children. So please be generous and help youngsters to enjoy the festive season this year.

Last year thousands of toys were donated. One generous benefactor donated two new Xbox consoles, complete with controllers and games, which were donated to children’s wards at Poole and the Dorset County Hospitals.

Popular toys included Lego, My Little Pony, Trolls, Disney Princess and Star Wars.

We are asking for new toys to be delivered to the following collection points:

Bournemouth Daily Echo Office, Richmond Hill

4Com, Hurn

Store And Secure, Castlepoint

Mk Estates, Iford

Mk Estates, Holdenhurst Road

The Funky Peach, Parkstone

Highcliffe Hays Travel, Highcliffe

L Of A Car, Ringwood Road, Poole

Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment, Poole

The Jewel Box, Winton

The Bathworks, Moordown

Nationwide Poole, Poole High Street

The Mint Academy, Southbourne

M&S Ferndown Foodhall, Ferndown

Leaderfox, Ashley Cross

Top Cat Media Group, Pokesdown

Prestige Holidays, Ringwood town centre

TSB, Boscombe

The Works Staffing Solutions, Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne