Celebs turn out for Spin Master

by TnP Staff
Published: 5 December 2018, 06:00
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2018 Charity Advent Calendar launched in Westfield

A host of celebrities joined visitors at KidZania in Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush, to mark the launch of the Spin Master 2018 Charity Advent Calendar.

Spin Master has teamed up with Kidzania for the second year in a row and every day until Christmas, one lucky child who visits the city will get to open a door on the calendar, which stands pride of place in KidZania’s airport. Each of the 24 doors is set to reveal a new charity each day, as well as revealing an instant prize for child who gets to open it!

This year’s Spin Master Advent launch was awash with festivities, helping visitors to get into the festive spirit. Zoe Hardman (pictured), the Heart FM presenter, was there helping to donate toys alongside Casualty actors Jason Durr, George Rainsford, Michael Stevenson and their children.

This year, the advent calendar is linked to a series of UK charities many of which have been nominated by celebrities. Each day, when the door is opened, £1,000 worth of toys will be given to a different charity - a donation totalling £25,000 throughout December – helping to spread the festive joy to children and families in need this Christmas.

The charities who will benefit from receiving a share of the toys include:  Rays of Sunshine, The Indee Rose Trust, WellChild (Jason Durr), The Vipingo Village Trust (Zoe Hardman) KidScape (George Rainsford), Together for Short Lives, (CBBC presenter Nigel Clarke), Cash for Kids (Michael Stevenson), Action for Children (Guy Martin), Shooting Star Chase, The Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Kid’s Out, The Grand Appeal for Bristol Children’s Hospital, Child Bereavement UK, The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, The Salvation Army (The YuleTubers), Spread a Smile, Kids Out, The Bromley and Croydon Women’s Refuge, PWSA, Global’s Make Some Noise, Action for Children, The Felix Project, DSA-UK, and The Dolphin Children’s Ward at the Princess Alexander Hospital (Rosie McClelland).