FAMILIES are being urged to give unloved toys a new lease of life, by donating them to a charity appeal at Barons Quay.

The Entertainer is taking part in The Big Toy Rehoming campaign, which runs until Saturday, September 28.

It follows a three-day drive in June which found new homes for 6,000 toys – and saving the equivalent to around three tonnes of waste.

The campaign has been running in partnership with The Salvation Army across 171 stores since September 5, and finishes at the end of National Recycle Week.

Gary Grant, founder and executive chairman of The Entertainer, said: “After the success of our first Big Toy Rehoming campaign which collected over 6,000 toys, we are thrilled to re-launch the campaign in September with the continued support of The Salvation Army.

"As a retailer, we’re committed to reducing our plastic waste by extending the lifecycle of toys and supporting the Salvation Army in the process.

"We hope that the longer period to drop off toys will encourage more people to become involved with rehoming toys they no longer play with; helping the environment and helping others at the same time.”

Kirk Bradley, head of corporate partnerships at The Salvation Army, said: “Donations from the last Big Toy Rehoming campaign hugely helped The Salvation Army in continuing to provide practical and emotional support for vulnerable people in the UK

"It’s such a worthwhile cause and we’re looking forward to the public joining in again and hopefully breaking June’s record.”

Those looking to donate their toys to The Entertainer don’t need to worry about including packaging, however all toys must have a CE label or marking for safety reasons.

For more, see thetoyshop.com/bigtoyrehoming