|Honey the Guide Dog with Chris and Val|
The toy appeal was repeated in 1963, though in 1964 the appeal was for reclycleable silver paper and foil. Once again the Blue Peter audience went way over the target of three tons by donating 7.5 tons, enought to train two guide dogs, Honey and Cindy, with money over to maintain a brood bitch named Hannah.
The appeals of the 1960s and 1970s:
1962 Toys for children
1963 Toys for children
1964 Silver paper and foil for two Guide dogs
1965 Wool for a tractor for Africa
1966 Paperback books for four inshore lifeboats
1967 Used stamps for four houses converted to flats for eight homeless families
1968 Wool and cotton for three hospital trucks, six emergency doctor's cars and various other equipment and drugs to aid children in the Nigerian / Biafran civil war
1969 Scrap metal from old toy cars for four buses and other equipment for old people in the UK
1970 Spoons and forks for three eight berth caravans for holidays for poor children and an accessible log cabin for disabled children
1971 Woollen socks and cotton pillow cases for two dormitories for the Starehe Boys' Centre in Kenya
1973 Used postage stamps for 400 oxen, 200 ploughs, 12 tons of seed and various farming equipment in the Danakil Desert
1974 Buttons, buckles and badges for 11 guide dogs, a new kennel block and various extensions at Guide dog training centres around the UK
1975 Old wool and cotton for 21 ponies, equipment for 300 indoor riding centres and 1 new indoor riding centre at Tyne and Wear
1976 Old stamps and postcards for medical accomodation, food, drugs and equipment for babies and children injured and made homeless by the civil war in Lebanon
1977 Old keys and toy cars for four Key-Note vans - mobile classrooms for deaf children living in remote country areas. Plus specialist equipment for deaf children in other areas of the UK.
1978 Postage stamps and pre-decimal coins for 1,000 Medi-Bikes and other medical aid for
health workers in Tanzania
1979 The Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale for 57 eight-ton lorries, fuel, rice, fetiliser, vaccine and other equipment for starving babies, children and adult survivors of Pol Pot's regime in Cambodia
1980 The Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale Appeal for the Disabled for six bungalows and other residences and services for disabled babies, children and adults.
1981 Postage stamps and pre-decimal and foriegn coins for Operation Pipeline which provided 150 Javanese villages with pre water systems and health care services.
1982 Treasure Hunt for Children and Babies suffering from kidney failure. Eight million parcels of treasure helped to equip a ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as providing equipment for 20 other hospitals.
1983 A Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale raised £1,610,000 to provide aid for 21 of the world's poorest countries.
1984 Double LifeSaver Appeal - stamps, buttons and postcards helped to replace all four of the Blue Peter lifeboatsas well as buying water tanks and pumps for Ethiopea.
1985 Lend An Ear Appeal - Radio hearing aid equipment for children and babies through the donation of keys, coins and scrap metal.
1986 Sight Saver Appeal - mobile eye units for Mozambique, Nigeria , Malawi and Tanzania bought through the Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale.
1987 The Rags Appeal collected 2,300 tonnes of rages which purchase 11 ponies for the Riding for the Disabled Association.
1988 The Great Blue Peter Bring and Buy Sale for Kampuchea paid for vital repairs to water systems and the building of new wells and pumps.
1989 The Babylife Appeal - Collected over 40 million cans to buy vital equipment for 65 baby-care units around the UK.
Watch this space for the full list of appeals covering every decade of Blue Peter.
See a history of the Blue Peter Appeals in photographs at The Guardian