As the countdown to Christmas begins, we all look forward to quality time with friends and family, to give and to receive and enjoy the festive season. But we must remember those who are not lucky enough to have the same experience.

At Tyne Tees Models we love to give at Christmas time and this year we aren’t moving far away from home. We will be donating to the North East Refugee Service that run a range of projects to assist a diverse range of communities in the North East of England.

How We Are Helping

Tyne Tees Models will be taking part in North East Refugee Service’s shoebox appeal, creating small packages of goodies for the charitable organisation to distribute to those in need. The shoeboxes stay in our local community and are given to families in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside.

On many occasions some colouring pencils, a cuddly toy or pack of sweets can make someones day. And who wouldn’t want to put a smile on a child’s face!

Get Involved

If you would like to join us in our giving at Christmas time, please do. Shoeboxes can include colouring books, pencils, toy cars and sweets for younger children and body sprays and chocolate for older children.

One of our staff members, Gayle, has prepared the amazing shoebox in the image which has the below contents as an example:

Stationery- pencil case, pens, pencils, sharpener, colouring pencils.
Sweets – chocolate selection packet and marshmallows
Toys- cars, glow sticks, torch, juggling balls
Thermal Gloves

If you would like to donate, shoeboxes can be dropped off at Tyne Tees Models HQ (Second Floor, 2 Friars Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4XA) before 15th December. Just in time for Christmas. 

Please contact Maggie on 01912373400 or email for more information.