Toy exchange raises £3K for Barnardo’s

The Toy Exchange campaign has been a huge success.

The Toy Exchange campaign has been a huge success.

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Donations of toys to Barnardo’s in Morley have given a £3,000 cash boost to charity.

During the eight week Argos Toy Exchange campaign, people across the town donated 246 bags of pre-loved toys to Barnardo’s which were then sold to help disadvantaged and vulnerable children. The campaign raised £663,996 for the children’s charity across the UK.

Barnardo’s director of retail and trading, Gerard Cousins said: “This is the third year of the partnership and we are delighted that the Argos Toy Exchange has again proved such a success, particularly in such a challenging economic climate.

“All profits from selling these toys are ploughed directly into Barnardo’s work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children, so a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part.”

The Toy Exchange is in the third year of a partnership between toy retailer Argos and children’s charity Barnardo’s. It encouraged Argos customers to donate their pre-loved toys at stores across the UK, to be sold through Barnardo’s network to raise money to benefit some of the most disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Those making donations were rewarded with a voucher offering £5 off a £35 spend on toys at Argos.