In response to the Chairman’s Challenge, members of the Midlands Woodworkers’ Guild make wooden toys and toy boxes through the year to donate to two deserving organizations in December of every year.
The aim is to provide toys to registered crèches and organizations catering for a number of children so that each toy can be enjoyed by many children. This year over 200 beautiful wooden toys including a large variety of push and pull toys, ‘play’ stoves (complete with pots!) and ironing boards (each with an iron!), various puzzles, blocks, carts (from small to LARGE!), trains, tractors, trucks, aeroplanes, articulated trucks carrying ‘new’ cars and even a rocking horse. There were also material balls stitched by a ladies’ sewing group in Howick.
The skill and number of ‘man and woman’ hours involved was most impressive!
These toys, as well as stools and toy boxes, were distributed to two charities, namely LETCEE in Greytown represented by Mary James and Sthokozize Creche in Mpendle represented by Sheila Carr and Barbara Bullock at the Chairman’s Challenge function held on Tuesday 10th December.