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. Christmas is one of our busiest times, so receiving this substantial boost to our stock is a real festive bonus.
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.”
Amy Whidburn, Head of Corporate Responsibility for Argos, said:
As a family retailer we hope that the money raised will mean more children get to have a happy Christmas this year and in years to come thanks to our customers’ generosity and kindness.”
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, with vouchers valid right up until Christmas Eve.
To donate pre-loved clothes, toys, or goods to Barnardo’s, please visit one of our 540 of shops across the UK. Find your nearest shop.