Who We Are

Plastic toy monkeys

Second Chance Toys NSW is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2010 to rescue and recycle gently used plastic toys for children in disadvantaged situations.


We are committed to supporting families and children in need in communities across New South Wales, and creating a culture of giving in our communities. 


Second Chance Toys has registered DGR Status with the Australian Taxation Office.

What We Do

Assisting children in need

Providing second lives for used toys

Assisting children in need

Toys can provide children with emotional security, motor skills and opportunities for laughter and fun.


Second Chance Toys supports the  emotional, intellectual and physical development of children through the provision of toys to those that have lost or don't have access to toys.

Benefiting the environment

Providing second lives for used toys

Assisting children in need

Second Chance Toys helps keep non-biodegradable plastic out of our landfills.


Plastics make up a significant amount of solid waste and take centuries to break down in landfill or the ocean. As they break down, they can enter the food chain or harm wild animals.

Providing second lives for used toys

Providing second lives for used toys

Providing second lives for used toys

Given the nature of plastic, pre-loved toys often show little signs of  wear.


Second Chance Toys shares donations of unwanted plastic toys within the community to organisations that care for children in need.

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Our Board

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Human Resources professional with 15 years+ experience. Tammy is passionate about making a difference and is committed to the cause of Second Chance Toys by providing toys and joy to those in need, as well as keeping toys out of landfill.


Tammy became CEO in March 2017,
taking over the reigns from the founder,
Cheryl Staddon.

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Danielle Burdon, Secretary

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer

Strategic project manager and innovator, with extensive experience in the not-for-profit industry, Danielle is passionate about providing the resources for people to manage their wellbeing through difficult emotional situations.


Danielle joined SCT in 2018 to help provide more children with the joy and comfort of receiving their very own toys 

Phil Hughes, Board Member

Phil Hughes, Board Member

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

Phil Hughes, Board Member

Financial accountant. Phil joined SCT in 2018

Matt Levy, Board Member

Matt Levy, Board Member

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

Phil Hughes, Board Member

Team builder and speaker. Matt joined SCT in 2019

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

Caroline Wilson, Board Member

As a Special Counsel, Caroline advises on complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.  Caroline joined SCT in 2018