Wire Toy Appeal 2017

This Christmas, Wire FM have teamed up with Shopping City, Runcorn to bring you the Wire FM Toy Appeal 2017.

We are supporting the local community, and with your help, hope to bring gifts to local children in need this festive season.

We are asking all our listeners to buy an extra gift this Christmas, and donate it at Shopping City Runcorn.

All gifts will be distributed to a number of local groups, charities and individuals in the lead up to Christmas day.

View the full list of donation stations below to find one near you, and if you are a local business and want to support this cause by becoming a donation station, simply submit the form below and we could be in touch...

About Shopping City Runcorn

Serving the local community for 45 years we know how to celebrate Christmas and this year will see us become the home to two of Father Christmas Reindeers, Prancer and Dasher, they can be found by the tallest Christmas Tree in Runcorn singing along and chatting to Christmas Shoppers.

This year we once again become the main home for the WireFM Toy Appeal, so if you want to help make a difference to a child that may not get a Christmas Present you can drop off your donation at our special Toy Appeal Collection Point located in City Square, just by the Christmas Tree.

On Saturday 18th November we are pleased to welcome the massive iconic children’s TV Star, Basil Brush along with lots of other surprise appearances for our very own Christmas Light Switch-On Panto from 11.00am -3.00pm!

Shopping City can offer over 60 stores of great Christmas Gift Ideas and a huge selection of Christmas Decorations, so you can Deck Your House/Halls.

This year we are pleased to welcome TJ Christmas Tree Farm, they will be selling a huge selection real Christmas Trees.

Our stores include The Range, Argos, Wilko, B&M, New Look, Select, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons to name but a few.
Plus, we can offer FREE Parking for in excess of 2000 cars.
So, if your wanting to try a bit of shopping, enjoy a singing couple of reindeer, laugh along at our “Basil Brush Christmas Light Switch-On Panto” then it’s well worth taking a Fresh Look at Shopping City Runcorn.



  • Donation Stations:
  • Shopping City, Runcorn
  • Iceland Foods Store inside Warrington Bus Station ::after
  • Sir Thomas Boteler High School, Latchford
  • Lookers Vauxhall Warrington
  • Peter Walsh Hair Salon, 16 Horsemarket Street, Warrington
  • Halton Concrete LTD, Ditton Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0PJ
  • Beneficiaries:
  • Warrington and Halton
  • Hospital N.H.S. Foundation Trust- Children's Ward
  • The Canal Boat Adventure Project
  • Warrington Youth Club
  • The Moore Foundation
  • Grappenhall Clinic
  • Verve Place
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
  • Meadowside Community Primary & Nursery School
  • Halton Christmas Toy Appeal
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