Adam and Clare from Alcedo with local children supporting the toy appeal for Alder Hey

Alcedo Care’s Christmas toy appeal has arrived in Liverpool, with five of its Merseyside-based branches currently collecting new toys for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The Alcedo teams in Liverpool (Speke and Kirkdale), Southport, St Helens and Wirral have not only donated gifts themselves, but are also encouraging individuals in the local community to support their toy appeal too.

With patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital up to 16 years, a large range of items are required to suit all ages, from babies through to teenagers.  Alcedo hopes to deliver circa 100 toys to the hospital.

To drive awareness of its toy appeal, Alcedo is hosting Christmas Grottos across Merseyside at each of its five branches, transforming its recruitment vehicle into a festive wonderland.


Children and adults alike are enjoying magical Christmas cheer with the Alcedo team, with the events already proving to be the perfect time the local community to come together and donate new and unwrapped toys, books and board games for Alder Hey patients.

Adam Garvey, Group Events Manager at Alcedo Care, says: “Last year we launched our Christmas Toy Appeal campaign and it was hugely popular at each of our branches with both staff and local families.”

Clare Murray, Head of Complex Care at Alcedo Care, adds: “We wanted to repeat it again this year, and as we care for children with complex care needs, liaising with the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, it was only right to provide gifts for their patients this year.  Being in hospital isn’t much fun, especially at Christmas, so an extra present to open is much appreciated.”

Adam concludes: “Our Christmas Grottos are super fun for all involved and it’s been great visiting the Liverpool branches, as well as those in St Helens, Southport and Wirral too, bringing lots of festive cheer and goodwill.”

The Alcedo Care Services Group now has 20 offices in the North of England and Wales; Birkenhead, Blackburn & Darwen, Blackpool & Fylde, Bury, Chester, Crewe, Lancaster & Wyre, Liverpool (Kirkdale), Liverpool (Speke), Ormskirk, Preston, Southport, South Lakes, St Asaph, St Helens, Trafford, Ulverston, Warrington, Wigan and Wirral.

The family owned and operated Group is on track to meet its target of owning and operating 30 branches across the North of England and Wales by the end of 2025.  Alongside its geographical expansion plans, the innovative Group is also on track with its mission to continually expand its portfolio of quality care services, with a particular emphasis on developing its Complex Care and Live-in Care services alongside its Young People’s residential homes.