Spread festive cheer with unwanted toys

Residents in Larne, Carrick and beyond have until next Friday, December 18, to get involved in Mid and East Antrim borough’s ‘Pre-loved Toy Scheme’.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 12:50 pm

Christmas containers have been set up at five Household Recycling Centres across the borough, including Redlands in Larne, Larne South, Islandmagee and Sullatober in Carrickfergus, so pre-loved toys can be given a new home this festive season.

For the second year running, Council are working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, East Belfast Mission and Drop Inn Ministries to deliver a toy donation scheme through HRCs.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: “The ideal toys that we would be looking for would be: kids bicycles, scooters, plastic seesaws, small plastic slides etc, games, vtech toys, jigsaws, books, dolls, robots, most plastic/wooden toys etc, in good working order. We will not accept soft plush toys e.g. teddy bears.”

Council to launch pre-loved toys scheme for second year (pic - Mid and East Antirm Council)

Residents from the borough, and beyond, are being invited to drop off pre-loved and unwanted toys into a specially designated container on each of the sites.

On arrival at the HRC site attendants will direct you to the container and Council will then donate these to the partner organisations who will provide access to the public to purchase these unwanted and pre-loved toys, at a very reasonable price.

Residents kindly dropping off the toys will need to do this without assistance from our site attendants, in line with the current restrictions. For more information, contact [email protected] or phone 0300 124 5000, Option 0.