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Barnardo’s is delighted to be teaming up with Argos for the 2014 Toy Exchange.


It is the third year we have partnered with the UK’s number one toy retailer, raising money to help more of the country’s vulnerable children thanks to kind people like you.

The toys donated by the public as part of the exchange will be sold in Barnardo’s charity shops, raising money for this fantastic cause.

To take part, all you need to do is round up your pre-loved children’s toys, and donate them at an Argos branch or in a Barnardo’s charity shop. In return, you will receive a £5 Argos voucher, redeemable when you spend £35. So, not only can you de-clutter your home, but you can also save money on your festive gift shopping.

Strictly Come Dancing star Tess Daly is supporting this year’s Toy Exchange, appearing on a video that explains more about the partnership.


Gerard Cousins, Barnardo’s Director of Retail and Trading, said: “Over the past two years, we estimate the value of toys donated (during the Toy Exchange) to be approximately £1.25 million.

This year we hope that with Tess on board and increased familiarity with the campaign, that we will see an extra £750k worth of toys donated to bring us to a total of £2million altogether since the partnership began. As always the profits from this year’s initiative will be used to fund our work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children.”

To find out more, visit Barnardo's Toy Exchange.

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