Help us to brighten
a child’s world

Help us create memories for families affected by
hardship. Make a difference by contributing
to the 2024 Susan Roskell Toy & Gift Drive.


With so many children to help, making a donation in lieu of a gift can help purchase additional gifts for age categories that are often overlooked.


Recognising the remarkable power of play, we aim to create as many happy faces and smiles as possible, by providing toys to these children, who would most often go without.


All of our event partners receive the highest recognition for their support. We have packages to suit all businesses and budgets.

Welcome to the Susan Roskell Memorial Toy & Gift Drive 2024

Being a child in disadvantaged circumstances can have detrimental effects on their mental health and wellbeing which hinders them from making the most out of life.

Sometimes a simple gesture of kindness through gifts and toys can be enough to help them cope through their challenges while providing ease to their families and carers knowing that these children can still enjoy beautiful moments in life.

about mum...

Growing up as a child we saw mum work two and three jobs to make ends meet for my brother and me. It was a hard life that meant that I as a child of 12 looking after my little brother at night whilst mum worked. We were always safe, but I was not afforded a childhood like other kids. 

We saw things happen to mum that no child should see happen. Mum however always powered on. As we grew older and had our own children mum was always around to help and forever making sure our kids had everything (not that they needed it) as we had turned out okay and were capable of supporting our kids. 

As a person mum was always so generous for any good cause that would arrive, helping so many others, even to the point of her own detriment. Thousands and thousands of dollars was spent on causes every year.

In 2020, mum was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and being the fighter, she was battled on bravely until her passing on the 28th October 2021. At the completion of the 2021 Toy and Gift Drive the name of the Toy Drive was changed to the Susan Roskell Toy and Gift Drive and will stay this way to continue to help those kids and their families in need every year.

about mum...

Your Gift

Will Make A Difference!

Support from yourself, or on behalf of someone else, helps us make a difference to those who need it most!

about us...

2024 marks the 9th year of the Toy Drive!

In 2016, a request from the local Reading Cinema to support struggling families during the festive season saw the Sheldon family, Todd, Penny and Lachlan; donating wrapped gifts to a wishing Tree and from this the idea of an annual Toy Drive was born.

With each year since the first toy drive in 2016, the donations have steadily increased with thousands of Toys and Gifts being donated.

The donated toys and gifts are provided to local charities and organisations, including the Farmers Run in 2019 and most recently, Got Your Back Sista in 2020.

Our main focus has always been families affected by Domestic Violence and this will always be very important.

This year, 2024, we will be broadening our support to include families affected by Mental Health and to provide support to families that have stepped up to take care of children in the event that mum and or dad are unable. We will also be looking at widening our areas of support.

It is heartening to see that with every year, the support from the community and small businesses has grown which enables us to support the ever-increasing number of families that are seeking support and assistance.

We also have families who take it upon themselves to organise their own drives to support the Annual Toy and Gift Drive.

Once again, so many local businesses, community and sporting clubs have volunteered to be drop off points for people wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys and gifts.

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    Charity Partners & Community Groups We Support

    How can you help?

    • New toys and gifts
    • Gift vouchers
    • Financial support

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    Aberdeen Preschool

    34 Bedford Street, Aberdeen
    Phone: 6544 7172

    Australian Construction Group

    Address: 14 Billbrooke Close Cameron Park NSW 2285
    Phone: (02) 8377 8563

    Balloon Worx Cessnock

    Address: 92 Vincent St
    Cessnock NSW 2325
    Phone: (02) 4991 3045

    Club Maitland City

    14 Arthur Street, Rutherford, NSW 2320
    (02) 4939 1200

    CSBM Real Estate

    Address: Shop 8 Thornton Shopping Centre, Thornton NSW 2322
    Phone: (02) 4964 1862

    Darrell Lea Chocolates

    Address: 415 High Street Maitland NSW 2320
    Phone: 0422 134 513

    Drift Bikes

    Address: 1/58 Northcott Dr, Kotara NSW 2289
    Phone: (02) 4924 2600

    Early Links - Ashtonfield

    Address: 19 Galway Bay Drive, Ashtonfield, NSW 2323
    Phone: (02) 4934 3773

    Early Links - Kurri Kurri

    Address: 110 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327
    Phone: (02) 4934 3773

    Early Links - Maitland

    Address: 44 Bulwer Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4934 3773

    Early Links - Muswellbrook

    Address: 77-85 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
    Phone: (02) 4934 3773

    East Maitland Library

    3 Garnett Road, East Maitland

    Elay High Tea

    102c McMullens Road, East Branxton
    Phone: 0421 194 425

    Enspire Hair Art

    Address: 30 Ellerslie Road, Adamstown NSW 2289
    Phone: (02) 4943 4981

    Flourish Australia

    9 Bourke Street, Maitland

    Hair by Natalie
    1/6 East Mall Rutherford, Rutherford, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
    (02) 4932 6622
    Hoff’s Quality Meats

    Address: Shop 17, 1 North Street Mall, Rutherford NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4932 1005

    Hudsons Mitre 10 Trade Centre

    Address: 51/65 Aberglasslyn Road, Rutherford NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4936 8666

    Hunter Legal & Conveyancing

    Address: Suite 2, level 1, 12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320
    Phone: 1300 224 828

    Hunter Performance Physiotherapy

    66 King Street, East Maitland & 3/7 Johnson Close, Raymond Terrace

    Jane Goddard – Splash of colour Hair Studio

    Address: 104c Pacific Highway, Swansea, NSW 2281
    Phone: (02) 4972 0555

    Jenny Aitchison (State Member for Maitland)

    Address: 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4933 1617

    Kate Washington (State Member for Port Stephens)

    Address: 26 William Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324

    Kurri Physiotherapy

    Address: Se 2, 114 Barton St, Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327
    Phone: (02) 4937 4964

    Lake Group Strata

    34 Smith Street, Charlestown

    Lovey’s IGA Dungog

    Address: 229 Dowling Street, Dungog, NSW, 2420
    Phone: (02) 4992 1988

    Maitland City Council Administration Building

    263 High Street, Maitland

    Maitland City Library

    480 High St, Maitland

    Maitland Family Support

    11-13 Lawson Avenue
    Woodberry NSW 2322
    Monday – Thursday (9am-3pm)

    (Opposite Francis Greenway High School)


    Tel: (02) 4914 0444

    Maitland Riverside Plaza

    405 High St, Maitland NSW 2320
    (02) 4934-3628

    Morpeth Post Office

    Address: Shop 4/165 Swan Street, Morpeth, NSW 2321
    Phone: (02) 4933 6242

    Muswellbrook Council Reception

    60 to 82 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook

    Newcastle Locksmiths & Security

    Address: Unit 3/1 Stephen Street, Georgetown NSW 2298
    Phone: (02) 4963 7666

    Paterson Tavern

    Address: 25 Prince Street, Paterson NSW 2421
    Phone: 0437 511 070

    Rutherford Library

    13 Arthur Street, Rutherford

    Rutherford Medical Centre

    Address: 26 East Mall Rutherford NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4932 7327

    Singleton Neighbourhood Centre

    Address: 21 Mary Street, Singleton NSW 2330
    Phone: (02) 6571 2499

    The Belmore Store

    Address: Shop 1/46-50 Belmore Road, Lorn, NSW 2320
    Phone: 0433100703

    The Lorn Kitchen

    Address: Shop 6/25 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320
    Phone: (02) 4934 3483

    The Mutual Dungog

    188 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
    Phone: 02 4999 2800

    The Mutual East Maitland

    110 George Street, East Maitland NSW 2323
    Phone: 02 4934 5100

    The Mutual Edgeworth

    Shop 13 Edgeworth Town Square, 720 Main Road, Edgeworth NSW 2285
    Phone: 02 4954 5555

    The Mutual Maitland

    417 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320
    Phone: 02 4934 0180

    The Mutual Mayfield

    230-236 Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW 2304
    Phone: 02 4967 4396

    The Mutual Raymond Terrace

    24 William Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
    Phone: 02 4987 6199

    The Mutual Rutherford

    Shop 1 Rutherford Marketplace, 1 Hillview Street, Rutherford NSW 2320
    Phone: 02 4932 1000

    Thornton Library

    Taylor Avenue, Thornton

    TJC Accounting

    Address: Shop 2 20/22a Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
    Phone: (02) 4980 3000

    Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre

    Located at Tomaree Library and Community Centre,
    Suite 2/ 7 Community Close, Salamander Bay NSW 2317

    OPEN: 10am – 3pm Mon-Fri

    Phone: (02) 49846220

    Toyworld Maitland

    404 High Street
    Maitland NSW 2320

    02 4934 8870

    Woolworths Aberglasslyn

    8 McKeachies Drive, Aberglasslyn


    2/3, 77 John Street, Singleton