Sun Smiles At Christmas

The Sun’s Smiles At Christmas campaign raised an incredible £500,000 in cash and toys in 2016.

The biggest festive appeal in Sun history set out to help four charities by asking its big-hearted readers to donate what they could to bring a little extra cheer to disadvantaged children. Over the festive period Sun lorries delivered more than 35,000 toys all around the UK, dropping off at hospitals, charities, hospices, refuges and individual houses.

More than £100,000 was donated in cash with readers donating toys at Toys R Us and branches of McColl’s convenience stores.

All donations, including an amazing 20,000 toys and books from Marks & Spencer, were brought back to Newsprinters Broxbourne and then dispatched across the country.