Rick Jackson to broadcast live from the Isle of Wight for the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Toy Appeal

Wave 105 presenter Rick Jackson is hoping to spread Christmas cheer across the Isle of Wight when he broadcasts his Drivetime Show live from Sainsbury’s in Newport on Thursday November 28.

Originally from Ryde, Rick is looking forward to greeting Christmas shoppers from 4pm until 8pm as they donate new, unwrapped toys to the Wave 105 Cash for Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ Toy Appeal campaign to help make a disadvantaged child’s Christmas a special one.

Every toy that is dropped off at the Newport or West Cowes Sainsbury’s on the Isle of Wight will be given to children living in poverty on the Island.

Rick says: “There are thousands of children living in poverty across the south who will wake up to a Christmas Day without any presents unless we do something to prevent this. The festive season is all about giving and we are hoping to see this in action when we meet and greet our listeners on the Isle of Wight.

“Please do pop down to say hello and drop off a toy to spread the true spirit of Christmas!”

Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “Last year’s appeal collected an incredible 15,113 toys, beating all previous records hands down! We hope to help even more children this year but we can only do that with the support of our listeners. We need new toys that are unwrapped, all of which will go to disadvantaged children on the Isle of Wight.”

The appeal is sponsored by Foresters, the International Finance Services Organisation, and David Gale, the Specialist Orthodontic Referral Centre, and is in association with Sainsbury’s.

For those who prefer to do all their Christmas shopping via the internet, the campaign is also accepting online donations this year.

To find out more about the Toy Appeal and how to donate click on www.wave105.com/missionchristmas