Needy Doncaster youngsters land Barnardo’s toys donation

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Donations of toys to Barnardo’s in Doncaster has given a £680 boost to charity.

During the six week Argos Toy Exchange campaign, people across Doncaster donated 68 bags of pre-loved toys to Barnardo’s which were then sold to help the region’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. The campaign raised £560,000 for the children’s charity across the UK.

Barnardo’s director of retail and trading, Gerard Cousins said: “This is the second 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.

“Donations are absolutely essential to keep our stores trading. 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 second 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.