Success for toy appeal

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Contributions from people in Dundee and Angus helped this year’s Argos Toy Exchange raise over £4300 for children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland.

During the six week Toy Exchange, Barnardo’s Scotland received 6320 bags, worth approximately £75,840 in donated toys, raising vital funds for disadvantaged children across the UK.

Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo’s Scotland, said: “Barnardo’s partnership with the Argos Toy Exchange has been a huge success, with our shops in Dundee, Arbroath and Montrose receiving 364 bags of toys.

“The sale of these toys throughout the year will raise vital funds which will enable us to continue work with some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Scotland.

“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 Scotland.”

Amy Whidburn, Head of Corporate Responsibility for Argos, said:“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 Scotland’s vital work and we would like to thank our customers for their generosity in raising £2.5 million across the UK over the last four years.”