Toys used to construct Disney Junior’s incredible Christmas Tree at St Pancras Station over the festive season have now been delivered to KIDS’ centres and families’ homes across the country.
Last month the 2,000 Disney toys used to construct the tree were taken down and cleaned by hand by enthusiastic Disney employees, before being sent out to KIDS’ centres for disabled children and young people across England.
The deliveries of boxes filled with children’s favourite Disney characters have brought lots of joy to KIDS’ beneficiaries, and children have been delighted to be able to take a toy home to enjoy for years to come.
Becky Willans, manager of KIDS Lady Allen Adventure Playground in Wansdworth, London, commented:
“I cannot believe how much happiness the toys have given our children and young people! For a whole week we were unable to tempt our children to join in on the usual activities we provide for them at our after-school clubs because all they want to do was play with their new Disney friends – pushing them on the swing, teaching Lucky the Dalmatian to catch sticks and taking them for bike rides. We must say a huge thank you to Disney for their amazing support.”
Lisa Carmody, KIDS Home Learning Practitioner, also commented:
“These toys are a brilliant resource for us to use in our developmental play sessions for disabled babies and toddlers – it’s great that they are going to have a positive impact on our work long past the lifetime of the Christmas tree itself.”
“Rawand loved his Simba toy – he tried to ride him like a horse and didn’t want to put him down. Thank you for a lovely gift.”
- Rawand’s mum. See Rawand pictured below.
Toys used to construct the Disney Junior Tree were donated by Disney Junior and Disney Store. KIDS is grateful to The Walt Disney Company for supporting our work with this brilliant project.