CHILD YouTube sensation Tiana Wilson has given the Telegraph & Argus Toys & Tins Appeal a massive boost after hearing of our annual collection.

The 11-year-old, who has more than 18 million subscribers from across her three YouTube channels, pulling in more than three billion video views per year, was in The Broadway shopping centre on November 23 and 24 to meet some of her fans and launch her own pop-up shop - Hearts by Tiana.

It was while in Bradford the young star, from Nottingham, heard of our appeal. She said she would love to donate some of her merchandise and has gifted us 100 items to be wrapped and given as presents to vulnerable children.

This year is our fourth annual Toys & Tins Appeal and we have teamed up with Bradford Survive & Thrive which looks after mums and children fleeting domestic violence.

Often these victims have little or no possessions or food and it is impossible for many of them to provide gifts for their children this Christmas.

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Last year you didn't disappoint us and hundreds of items were donated to the collection and helped ease the pressure from stressed and vulnerable mothers and their children at what should be a joyous time of year.

Sadly not all families have the benefit of a secure home so we hope people will continue to support us in making this day as happy as we can for them.

Bradford Survive & Thrive, a consortium which launched earlier in October and is part of Staying Put, a Yorkshire-based charity which incorporates domestic violence services along with charities Family Action and WomenCentre.

It creates a one-stop shop for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

Formerly run by Bradford Women's Aid, the aim remains the same to help women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence and provide shelter and safety.

Our Appeal will ensure all the children under their care will have a gift each at Christmas and the mums will be able to provide food.

In previous years readers have also donated toiletries and other essentials for the mums.

Yasmin Khan CEO of Staying Put said: “We’re very grateful that the T&A is supporting our survivors this Christmas, and we’d like to thank all those who generously donate to the Toys & Tins Appeal.

“The families we support often have little or nothing of their own and Christmas can be a very bleak time for them as they are desperate to give their children some normality and happiness.

“Many families become homeless and destitute and struggle financially due to domestic abuse or sexual violence so these donations are hugely appreciated.”

Nigel Burton, editor of the T&A added: “We thank Tiana for her generosity towards our collection which will go a long way to ensuring all the children being looked after in the women's refuge received a gift last Christmas.

“We ask the public and local businesses again to help us spread some festive joy and ensure these vulnerable people, living in difficult circumstances, have a happy Christmas.”

The last date for donations is Friday, December 13, so the charity can wrap the gifts in time to be delivered for Christmas. Items can be brought to the T&A reception in Hall Ings between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.