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Toys distributed to charities following INDX Toys and Nursery Show collection

Published on: 25th May 2022

The Playroom team has thanked exhibitors at the INDX Toys and Nursery Show for their generous donations that will be passed on to local charities.

Exhibitors at the recent INDX Toys and Nursery Show, which was held on 6th and 7th April, have donated hundreds of toys and games for distribution to two charitable organisations working to improve the lives of children. In total, over 400 toys were donated by 80 exhibitors.

This week, Radio Cherwell, based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, received the toys on behalf of the hospital.

Nick Saunders from Radio Cherwell said: “A HUGE thank you from Radio Cherwell to the Playroom team and their suppliers for the wonderful donation of toys, which will support the Oxford Children’s Hospital. Donations such as this help us hugely to provide much needed support to the children and their families at what is often a difficult time. The toys will make a big difference to the children and will be a positive highlight of their stay in hospital”.

Worcester Street Kitchen, a homeless charity, also received a donation of toys collected from the suppliers who attended the show. The organisation, which supports those in need by providing nutritious meals, will be raffling off its share of the toys to raise funds that will help it carry on its invaluable work.

The Playroom team extended its gratitude to exhibitors for their contributions. Rosie Marshall, head of Toys and Children’s Gifts (AIS), said: “We were blown away by the generosity of our exhibitors and would like to thank them so much for their support. These toys will really make a difference in the local communities where they will be received.”

This year’s INDX Toys & Nursery show, hosted at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Solihull, has been hailed a success by exhibitors and visitors alike. Visiting buyers were presented with the latest ranges and exclusive trade deals, and were able to meet with a diverse range of exhibitors from across the world of toys. They were also able to talk with suppliers offering bespoke show offers and curated ranges for a wide variety of retail spaces.

The INDX Toys & Nursery show will return in April 2023.

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