Trolley dash at Leeds store for Radio Aire Mission Christmas toy appeal

RADIO Aire breakfast show hosts Katy Poulsom and Michael Blades completed a fast-paced trolley dash to give the station’s 2019 toy appeal a major boost.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 11:45 am
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulson at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

The duo grabbed toys worth a total of £1,490 during a 30-second dash round the B&M store at Kirkstall.

The toys, donated by B&M, will go to Radio Aire’s Mission Christmas toy appeal which is also backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Lisa Sullivan, charity manager at Radio Aire, said: "We love B&Ms support for Mission Christmas it’s incredible to have every one of their stores in West Yorkshire supporting this campaign and being a drop off point.

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Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulson at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

"To add to that they have also very kindly donated a trolley dash to us for Mission Christmas. We are so grateful to them and it’s so exciting to do a trolley dash in store and grab so many fabulous gifts that we desperately need."

The Radio Aire Mission Christmas appeal asks people to buy one extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children across the county.

Last year’s Mission Christmas appeal supported 27,215 children in West Yorkshire.

Supporters of the campaign can take their gifts to a number of drop-off points which are listed on the Radio Aire website.

Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulson at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Drop off points include B&M Bargains and B&M Home stores.

This year Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids Mission HQ, which acts as a hub for the receipt, sorting distribution of gifts, is at The Store Room, Millshaw, Leeds LS11 8EG .

For more details, including information on how to get involved or make a donation, go to www.radioaire.co.uk/mission

Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulson at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulson at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulsom at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulsom at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulsom at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulsom at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Trolley dash for Radio Aire's Mission Christmas toy appeal with breakfast show presenters Michael Blades & Katy Poulsom at B&M in Kirkstall. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe