AS THE festive season is now in full swing, the deadline for Amelia's Rainbow Toy Appeal donations is drawing near.

The donations have been piling up in The Echo reception, showing the extent of the public's generosity.

With until December 8 to make a donation, there is still time to add something to your basket while Christmas shopping to donate to the incredible charity.

Children's author Alison Hale has donated a signed copy of her book, 'You Can Tell' to the Appeal, amongst a Santa sack of other goodies.

Amelia's Rainbow are asking for new, unused toys suitable for ages 0-21.

Vouchers are greatly received as many people are unsure what to buy the older children.

Sensory items and age-specific toys are also greatly received by the charity.

It is essential that a wide range of toys and gifts are donated to cater to all age groups.

The Amelia's Rainbow Elves will deliver a tailor-made sack of presents to each child affected by any life-limiting, serious, chronic and terminal illnesses, as well as their siblings.

If you would like to donate to the Appeal, please drop off any donations to The Bournemouth Echo office or to any of the following drop-off points:

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