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Argos’ Toy Exchange raises £2.5m for Barnardo’s

Published on: 3rd March 2016

This year’s Toy Exchange raised £550,000 for the children’s charity, with a total of £2.5m raised over the four year partnership.

Argos-Toy-Exchange-480During the six week Toy Exchange, Barnardo’s received over 46,000 bags, worth approximately £552,000 in donated toys, raising vital funds for disadvantaged children across the UK.

Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan said: “Barnardo’s partnership with the Argos Toy Exchange has been a huge success. The sales of these toys will enable us to work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK, including care leavers and children living in poverty. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part and donated their pre-loved toys and supported Barnardo’s.”

Amy Whidburn, head of corporate responsibility at Argos, added: “As a family retailer, we are delighted that the money raised is going to help support some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. We know that the money raised can have a real impact in supporting Barnardo’s vital work and we would like to thank our customers for their generosity in raising £2.5m over the last four years.”

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