Stuff a Bus

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Translink and U105 have teamed-up again this Christmas for the Stuff A Bus toy collection in aid of The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Family Appeal.  The appeal will help families in our local communities who are experiencing financial and emotional hardship, by ensuring that children who may not otherwise receive a gift, wake up to a present on Christmas morning.

Last year you helped us to smash our target, stuffing not one bus, but two. This time, our goal is to fill a double decker with 20,000 presents which will be delivered just in time for Christmas. It is our mission to help put a smile on the faces of thousands of local kids and we need your help! 

Final Day of Appeal

The final day of the appeal will be Wednesday 18 December 2019 and there will be a special celebration event at Shane Retail Park all day beside Smyths Toys- ALL WELCOME to bring last minute gifts!

For all the latest news and updates joint the conversation on Twitter.

How To Help

Simply bring new and unwrapped toys and gifts to our toy drop-off points across the country:

  • Belfast Europa Bus Station
  • Belfast Lanyon Place Station
  • Bangor Bus & Rail Centre
  • Newry Bus Station
  • Dungannon Bus Station
  • Derry-Londonderry Foyle Street Bus Station  
  • Coleraine Bus & Rail Centre
  • Omagh Bus Station
  • Enniskillen Bus Station
  • Antrim Bus Station
  • Lisburn Train Station
  • Banbridge Bus Station
  • Armagh Bus Station
  • Downpatrick Bus Station
  • Carrickfergus Train Station
  • Dundonald Park and Ride
  • Belfast Colin Connect
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We reached our target of 15,000 toys for our Stuff a Bus 2018 appeal!!! Watch the Movie

What does a gift mean?
A gift means more than just a new toy to open. A gift shows a child that someone cares. For families living on low incomes, it provides relief for the whole family – easing the stress placed on parents. A gift shows families we’re here for them.
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More than 100,000 children in Northern Ireland will spend Christmas in poverty this year.

New Toys + Gifts Ideas

We need presents and toys which are suitable for children of all ages including teenagers aged 13-16. Here are some ideas! 

Teenage Boys Board games, Annuals, selection boxes, CDs, DVDs and box sets, headphones, football/rugby balls, books, toiletries, gloves, scarves, hats. Gift cards are wonderful gifts for teenagers, for example River Island, iTunes, Tesco, One4All, Lifestyle Sports etc.
Teenage Girls Gift vouchers, board games, Annuals, selection boxes, CDs, DVDs and box sets, headphones, books, make-up, nail polish, jewellery, toiletries, craft sets, gloves, scarves, hats, hair accessories. Gift cards are wonderful gifts for teenagers, for example River Island, iTunes, Tesco, One4All, Lifestyle Sports etc.
Age 7 – 12 Boys Construction sets, stationery, CDs, DVDs, headphones, books, football/rugby balls, gloves, scarves, hats, selection boxes, board games
Age 7 – 12 Girls Craft sets, stationery, CDs, DVDs, headphones, books, T-Shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats, selection boxes, board games
Age 4 – 6 Boys Educational games, action figures, football/rugby balls, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs, family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, selection boxes, board games
Age 4 – 6 Girls Educational games, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs & family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, selection boxes
Toddlers Educational toys, percussion instruments , blocks, Peppa Pig toys, Soft toys, Paw Patrol, dolls, prams,  DVDs and CDs (music and nursery rhymes), colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles, selection boxes
New Born Baby blankets, sensory toys, cot music light, mobiles, soft toys, baby rattles, books, VTech interactive games, Laugh & Learn toys, shapes and rings, outfits age 0-2
General Family board games, boxes/tins chocolate, gift vouchers
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone for your support and generosity, going the extra mile and embracing the spirit of giving this Christmas. ​
Christmas with Translink

Make the smart move and enjoy a range of great value tickets this Christmas with Translink. If you are shopping, socialising with friends or going on a family day out to visit Santa – we have the ticket to get you there!​

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