In advance of The Late Late Toy Show, the team at Nationwide decided to visit some of the organisations that have benefitted from the funds raised on last year’s Toy Show Appeal.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh presents this Nationwide programme from backstage at RTÉ as preparations for The Late Late Toy Show are underway. She finds out what their plans are and how this money will benefit many in different parts of the country.

Inishowen Project. Report by Mary Fanning.

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Last year, The RTÉ Toy show Appeal raised over €6.6million in donations and in total 164 charities and organisations received a grant to help children. One such beneficiary of the grants was Spraoi agus Spórt, an award-winning social enterprise based in Carndonagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal which was set up in 2010 by three young mothers.

It connects people through a variety of enterprises including with classes toddler and baby groups, high-tech digital laboratories and a co-hub working are just some of their programmes.

We speak to the CEO of Spraoi agus Spórt, Helen Nolan to hear how it all started and how it has grown rapidly over the last ten years.

We also hear how the money raised at last year's Late Late Toy Show appeal, was an incredible boost for this social enterprise affording them to centre their activities all under one roof at the former soccer grounds at St. Pat's Park.

Reporter Mary Fanning went to find out more. Watch it back above.

Midlands Science. Report by Hilite TV.

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Another organisation to benefit from last year's Toy Show appeal donations was a group called Midlands Science.

They are a not-for-profit company working to create greater interest in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths] education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the Midlands.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh went to Mountrath Community School in County Laois where the transition year students took part in a Science Workshop run by Midlands Science and talked to teachers and students to find out the benefits of taking part.

Bláthnaid also talks to Jackie Gorman to find out all about this organisation. Watch it back above.

Little Libraries. Report by Bláthanid Ní Chofaigh.

Children's Books Ireland provides 'Free To Be Me' Little Libraries across a number of schools in Ireland.

Bláthnaid went along to St Catherines National School in Dublin 8 on a day when all the students received a special delivery of books from Children's Books Ireland as part of the 'Free To Be Me' campaign.

We hear how the school got involved in the initiative and we speak to Elaina Ryan of Children's Book Ireland to find out where they got the idea for this campaign. Watch it back above.