PlayBoard’s first-ever Toy Swap was held on Thursday 13 April at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

The event is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by PlayBoard in response to the cost of living crisis.

Discussing the Toy Swap, PlayBoard Chief Executive, Alan Herron said,

“As an organisation, PlayBoard recognises that this is an extremely challenging time for many and we are committed to offering support to children, young people and families to ensure play remains at the core of childhood. Our Toy Swap is a fun way for children to pick up a ‘new’ toy whilst also helping the environment through recycling and reducing waste.

On behalf of PlayBoard, I would like to extend my thanks to Crescent Arts Centre, Asda Shore Road and Lidl NI for supporting the event and in turn local families.”  

The CSR Team at Lidl NI commented:

“Lidl NI is delighted to be helping PlayBoard to support families within our community. We hope that Lidl’s donation of toys, jigsaws, and books for local children and young people will spread some happiness during this time of financial challenge for many families.”

Robyn Haslett, Community Champion at Asda Shore Road added:

“Asda Shore Road first worked with PlayBoard before Christmas to make a donation to a local Sure Start, and we were happy to contribute to their ongoing cost of living campaign by donating toys and books to help local families.”

Thanks to everyone who called in to our Toy Swap and exchanged toys.