80 exhibitors at the INDX Toys and Nursery Show have, together, donated over 400 toys to support the work of a homelessness and hospital charity. 

Donations came from: A B Gee, Alpha Toys, Asmodee & Coiledspring Games, BAM BAM,  Happy Horse, Bandai, Basic Fun, Bertoy, Best Years, BIBS, Bigjigs, Blueprint, Brainstorm, Casdon, Character Options, Cheatwell, Clementoni, Cozy Time, Craft Buddy, Creation Station, Depesche, DKB, DKL, Epoch, Flair, Floss & Rock (Atelier), Funrise, Gibsons, Golden Bear, Hachette Board Games, Halilit, Happy Puzzle Company, Hasbro, IMC, Inside Out Toys, Jakks Pacific, James Galt, John Adams, Juratoys, Just Play, Kayes of Cardiff, Keel Toys, Keycraft, Kidicraft, Learning Resources, LEGO, Little Concepts, Lumimi, Mad Group, Magformers, Magicbox Toys, Marresa / DanToy, Marvins Magic, Mattel, MGA / Zapf, Mookie, Moose Toys, Muddleit, Naylor Activity Tunnels, One For Fun Ltd, Orchard Toys, Papo, Peterkin, Playmobil, Playmonster, Rainbow Designs, Ravensburger, Redlands Distribution, Royal Brush, Schleich, Sequin Art, Simba, Canal, Hexbug (OSS), Smart Toys & Games, Spin Master, Thames & Kosmos, Toynamics, TY , United Wheels / Huffy, University Games, VIVID, VR Distribution, Vtech and Yoto.

Rosie Marshall, Head of Toys and Children’s Gifts (AIS), said:

“We were blown away by the generosity of our exhibitors and would like to thank them so much for their support. These toys will really make a difference in the local communities where they will be received. The donation will be split between Worcester Street Kitchen and Radio Cherwell.”

Worcester Street Kitchen is a homeless charity that will be raffling off the toys to fund its invaluable work supporting and feeding those in need. While Radio Cherwell, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, will use the toys to entertain and engage children receiving treatment.

INDX Toys & Nursery show took place on Wednesday 6th April and Thursday 7th April. Curated by a team with over twenty-five years’ experience in the toy industry, INDX Toys & Nursery Gifts showcases the latest products, ranges and surprises at every turn from traditional toys, market leading brands, to the latest trends. Hosted at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Solihull, buyers can meet with a diverse range of exhibitors from the world of toys across the two show days and visit suppliers with bespoke show offers and curated ranges for a wide variety of retail spaces.

About plaY-room

plaY-room is the toy and nursery gift buying division for Associated Independent Stores (AIS). plaY-room helps independent retailers get access to big brands by the collective buying power of all its members.

Learn more at http://www.aistores.co.uk/ais-group/play-room

About INDX Shows

INDX (short for Independent Exhibitions) is a collection of unique trade shows for independent retailers, centrally located in the Midlands. INDX hosts over 20 business and buyer-focused shows a year across home and fashion.

It’s an authentic order-writing series of trade shows, curated by experts in the industry. Buyers can view the latest products and trends in a professional yet welcoming buying environment.

The shows are brought to you by leading buying group Associated Independent Stores (AIS).

Discover more at www.indxshows.co.uk

About Associated Independent Stores (AIS)

Associated Independent Stores (AIS) is the largest independent non-food buying group of its type in the UK and Ireland. AIS has 300 members who are all independent retailers of varying sizes.

AIS’ mission is to help their members achieve excellence together – through customer-focused, innovative and agile commercial partnerships for sustainable profit. 

Learn more at http://www.aistores.co.uk/ais-group/play-room