We are delighted to support the new toy library at South Rise primary school, our neighbour in Plumstead.

The toy library has been set up by the school to allow parents to buy toys for as little as 50p. The borough of Greenwich is in the 20% most deprived authorities in London, and the highest cases of child poverty in the country are also found in London, driven in part by the high cost of housing in the capital.  The toy library plays a small but important part in allowing children from lower-income households to have access to books and toys to help with their development, learning and play time. Emmaus Greenwich are delighted to donate items to the toy library, on an ongoing basis.

The money raised from the library will also go straight back into the community. Parents who attended regular coffee mornings at the school requested first aid training, so funds will go directly to pay for a first aid session for parents who wish to attend.

Michelle, from South Rise, said: “We set up our toy library to support our parents in these hard times. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the toys that you kindly donated to our great cause to support our fantastic community.”