We have launched an urgent appeal for people to donate toys to their nearest Wastesavers reuse shop.

Launching the appeal in Newport this morning, Alun Harries, charity manager for the Wastesavers group said;

“Our shops get inundated with toys after Christmas, so this year we want people to clear out early so those toys might find their way into a Christmas stocking.”

“Now is the time to make space for what Santa might bring.”

“This is part of our work to try and relieve the cost of living crisis this Christmas through our network of reuse shops” he continued.

“We are planning two days of “£1 for a bag* of toys” sales across our nine shops in early December;  and we need the stock!”

Toys wanted advert
Child with toys in Cardiff cabin

“We hope this will help local families feeling the cost of living crisis and help a small local charity at the same time” he added. “All the money raised will be donated to a small local charity near one of our shops. It’s a win win.”

Wastesavers are asking people to bring their own “bag for life” size bags. (No bin liners please).

The sale also includes childrens books and DVDs as well as toys.

Wastesavers is urging traders and e-bayers to not take advantage of the sale as the aim is to bring a little Christmas cheer to local children who may miss out.

People can drop toys of at the following Wastesavers Reuse shops in  ….

Aberdare – The Shed – 30 cannon St CF44 7AP 

Cardiff – The Cabin – Lamby Way Recycling centre CF3 2HP

Llantrisant – The Shed – Fford Prichard CF72 8LF

New Inn – The Steelhouse – Panteg Way NP4 0LS

Newport – Tip Shop – Household recycling centre NP20 2NS

Penaltta – Reuse Shop – South Rd CF82 7ST

Pentrabach – A New Lease of Life – Merthyr Tydfil Ind. Pk. CF48 4DR

Roseheyworth – The Den – Roseheyworth Business Park NP13 1SP

Treherbert – The Shed – Treherbert Recycling Centre CF42 5HZ