AMELIA'S Rainbow Toy Appeal 2019 has been off to a flying start, with plenty of toys already being delivered to our Bournemouth office.

Our shelves are brimming with presents, and we couldn't be more excited to be involved.

The Bournemouth Daily Echo has been astounded at everyone's generosity so far, and hope the donations continue to fly in.

As the Christmas season looms, Amelia's Rainbow want to make sure that every child and family they support have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas.

Each child supported by the charity will receive a tailor made bag of presents that will be delivered by the Amelia's Rainbow elves.

Amelia's Rainbow write to all of the families and ask what the children would like for Christmas, making the gifts personal to each child.

Amelia's Rainbow supports children with any life-limiting, serious, chronic and terminal illnesses from infancy to age 21, so it is essential that a wide range of gifts and toys are donated.

This includes gift vouchers which are great for teenagers, sensory items (which are suitable for many of the children they support) and age-specific toys.

In order for the charity to deliver presents to 150 children, they need new, unwrapped gifts delivered to a drop-off point.

We are now pleased to announce the toy drop-off points in the local area.

They are as follows:

Bournemouth Daily Echo office – Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 6HH

4COM – One Lansdowne Plaza, 24 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3NE

The Funky Peach -588 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0AQ

MPH Moordown Showroom – 932 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2DH

Tesco – Tower Park, Yarrow Rd, Mannings Heath Rd, Poole BH12 4NX

HG Walker Solicitors – 33A Bargates, Christchurch BH23 1QD

Hays Travel Highcliffe – 324 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5EY

Nationwide Building Society, Poole- 128/130 High Street, Poole, BH15 1DJ

Leader Fox – 123 Commerical Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, BH14 0JD

Talent Sure Recruitment Limited – Suite 2a, 99 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8DY

L of a Car – 41 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2RY.

A-Storage and Coast Print and Design – 203-205 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9QQ

Winkworth Estate Agents, Mudeford Branch – 4 Falcon Drive, Mudeford BH23 4BA

Winkworth Estate Agents, Highcliffe Branch – 279 Lymington road, Highcliffe, BH23 5EB

Vouchers are greatly received by the charity, particularly high street vouchers and Amazon vouchers.

Presents need to be delivered to the drop-off points before December 8 2019.

The charity will also be giving presents to the siblings of the children that they support.

More drop-off points will be added soon, so keep your eyes peeled on their website: