Donations of toys to Barnardo’s across Driffield and Pocklington have given a £1,440 boost to charity.
During the six week Argos Toy Exchange campaign, people across the two towns donated 144 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.
For your nearest store visit: www.barnardos.org.uk
1. Over the 6 week Argos Toy Exchange period, Barnardo’s received an additional 56,031 Toy Exchange bags of pre-loved toys. At an average value of £10.00 per bag the value has been estimated at a total of £560,310.
2. Make donations to one of Barnardo’s 540 stores throughout the UK, visit our website at: www.barnardos.org.uk
3. ‘Donation stations’ were located at Argos stores and 540 Barnardo’s retail shops where members of the public were able to donate the unwanted toys, in exchange for a £5 voucher towards the cost of new toys.