Your old toys could help raise £1million for disadvantaged kids

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Argos is inviting children from across East Dunbartonshire to kickstart the Argos Toy Exchange - an effort to raise over £1million worth of toys from donations.

All money made from this initiative will go towards the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

The Argos Toy Exchange is an initiative which will contribute to helping the country’s most disadvantaged children and young people.

People across the nation are encouraged to donate unwanted toys.

All of the money raised from this project goes towards helping more than 200,000 children or young people annually.

Anyone can donate through their local Argos or the Barnardo’s store in Milngavie Precinct.

Toys will be sold within the local area and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards helping vulnerable or disadvantaged youngsters.

Anyone who donates will receive a £5 voucher, which is only valid on the purchases of new toys that collectively come to over £35.

However, vouchers can only be redeemed up until December 24.

Gerard Cousins, Barnardo’s Director of Retail and Trading, said: ”After the success of last year’s Toy Exchange, we are really excited about the potential that this year’s campaign holds and are delighted to be partnering with Argos again. The initiative works well for us but its beauty lies in the fact that the concept is so simple. All customers have to do to help the most disadvantaged children in society is donate their pre-loved toys”.