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How you can help little one's this Christmas

Release Date: 13/11/2017

Children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland is urging people to clear out their toy shelves in preparation for Christmas and help less fortunate families in the process.

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The charity’s dozens of stores throughout Scotland are asking for donations of toys and games to support local children, young people and families.

As well as pre-loved quality toys, the charity is also keen to receive donations of unused toys and games, which often prove popular in the run up to Christmas when customers are looking for presents at reasonable prices.

Area Business Manager, Deriel Watt, said:

We sell a lot of toys and games at this time of the year and are really grateful for the generous donations from local people.

It’s amazing what people unearth when they start looking in the back of cupboard and at the bottom of the toy box – it’s a good excuse to have a clear out at home.

We’d like to thank all of our customers and donors for their continued support, which really does make a difference to so many local children’s lives.

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Notes to Editors:

Barnardo's has over 100 shops throughout Scotland. To find your local store, visit www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/corporate_strategy/scotland/scotland_shop_search

Barnardo’s Scotland work with more than 26,500 children and young people in over 130 specialised community-based services across Scotland and has over 100 shops.  We believe in children and we believe every young person has a right to thrive. Our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo’s dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support; helping children break free from sexual exploitation; supporting young people leaving care; helping young people in to employment and helping children living in poverty.   

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.  Twitter: @BarnardosScot Facebook: Barnardo’s Scotland

Media enquiries:

Katrina Slater / Sabrina Hayes media office – Barnardo’s Scotland; telephone: 0131 446 7022 / 7101 or 0208 498 7555 (24 hours), email: katrina.slater@barnardos.org.uk / sabrina.hayes@barnardos.org.uk

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