The official conference and events bureau for Cambridge is marking the end of its 25th anniversary year by supporting a local Toy Drive to donate toys to children and young people who may otherwise not receive a gift this Christmas.

Meet Cambridge, which invited representatives from its 53 venues to bring along a toy to its recent AGM and Members’ Meeting, is working with Westminster College to support the Grafton Gifting Tree, sponsored by Star Radio.

Now in its 17th year, the Grafton Gifting Tree aims to collect 10,000 toys and gifts which are distributed through various charities within Cambridgeshire. In addition, the Appeal now also supports Ukrainian families who have resettled here in the county.

Judith Sloane, Head of Meet Cambridge said: “We were really pleased to be part of this very worthwhile Appeal and give back at the end of our anniversary year. Asking our member venues to bring along a toy donation follows on from our very successful drive to contribute to the Cambridge Foodbank earlier in the year. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously.”

Maria Grace Latham, Events Coordinator at Westminster College added: “Following the incredible success of our Toy Drive in 2022, we are thrilled to partner with Meet Cambridge to increase our reach and boost our appeal among all the fabulous companies they work with. Our goal is to bring Christmas cheer to underprivileged children in Cambridge and with the support of Meet Cambridge we know we will do just that.”



The Meet Cambridge team with toy donations made at the recent AGM and Members’ Meeting held at Downing College.