Charlton Toy Library to hold its 40th birthday party – and you’re invited

Charlton Toy Library open sign

It’s 40 years since Charlton Toy Library was founded by a group of mums who met on a regular basis with their children. Since then, it’s moved into Charlton House, added an outreach service to support vulnerable families and overall has helped thousands of children and families across the borough of Greenwich. It provides a place to stay and play for children, but also offers toys, books and baby and safety equipment for loan.

Now Charlton Toy Library is inviting the community to celebrate its 40th birthday this Sunday, 17 July in Charlton Assembly Hall. There will be entertainment, children’s crafts, music and much more. To mark the occasion Charlton Toy Library is raising £4,000 to offer free membership, services and food vouchers to 120 families.

Guests include Leo Fletcher, the mayor of Greenwich, and Chris Mason, local resident and BBC political editor – no doubt taking a break after a busy few days.

The party is open to all, and will run from 10.30am to 1pm – with the all-important cake-cutting at 11am. And to support the fundraiser, visit:


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