Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’re a kid. Some of our best memories are sitting around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning with family opening presents.

But sadly not all kids are so lucky and there are many children who are forced to spend the festive season away from home.

In order to make this time of year a little bit brighter for the sick kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, every year Kyle and Jackie O launch one of their favourite givebacks – a toy drive.

Our aim is to gift all of the children in the hospital with the toy of their dreams and put a smile on their face – because giving and making others happy truly is what Christmas should be about.

Toymate have once again hopped on board to help us with our quest by donating an incredible amount of toys!

CEO for Toymate, Danny Bloom, announced the news on the Kyle and Jackie O show this morning.

“On behalf of all of the super friendly staff of toy experts at Toymate we’d love to kick off the KIIS FM Toy Drive by donating $80,000 worth of toys to the Sydney Children’s Hospital,” Danny told us.

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How amazing is that! And it truly will make such a difference to lives of all of those children stuck in hospital over the holiday period.

“When Santa comes in and delivers the toys for them, it just makes their day. It makes such a difference,” Jackie said this morning.

Do you want to get involved in our Toy Drive? The more the merrier we say!

Everyday our KIIS Thunderbirds will be roaming around Sydney not only handing out the goodies but also collecting them! If you want to donate a toy just listen out for the Thunderbird locations each day where you can go and drop them off!

If you can’t make it out to our Thunderbird locations, you can drop off toys to the KIIS reception at 3 Byfield Street Macquarie Park during business hours (9am-5pm weekdays).

Stay tuned for a full last of locations, dates and times below for the KIIS Thunderbirds here!

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Tuesday 26th November:

  • 6:15AM – Helene Park, Meadowbank (off Bowden St)
  • 8AM – Peace Park, Ashbury

Thursday 28th November:

  • 6AM – Turruwul Park, Roseberry (Rothschild Avenue)
  • 8AM – Barracluff Park, (Warners Avenue), Bondi

Friday 29th November:

  • 7AM – Denistone Park, Denistone
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Tuesday 3rd December:

  • 8AM – Toymate Bankstown, Home Central, Unit 16A/9-49 Chapel Road, Bankstown, NSW 2200

Wednesday 4th December:

  • 6AM – Elizabeth Bay Marina, Elizabeth Bay (Corner of Esplanade & Ithaca Rd)
  • 8AM – Lyne Park, Rose Bay

Friday 6th December:

  • 6AM – Heritage Park, Heritage Park Dr, Castle Hill
  • 8AM – Ray Park, Plympton Road, Carlingford
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