An Archway charity has partnered with a car scrappage service to donate toy vehicles to support children in need this Christmas.

The Scrap Car Santa scheme is a collaboration between Scrap Car Comparison and The Toy Project in Junction Road.

The charity project encourages parents and children to donate their outgrown toy vehicles during the festive period.

The Toy project will then recycle the toys so that they can be given to families, schools and nurseries in need across the UK.

As well as encouraging their customers to donate their unused toy vehicles, Scrap Car Comparison will be raising funds for the toy charity this December.

Any customer scrapping a real car will be given a choice to donate a portion, or all, of the profits from their old vehicle to The Toy Project.

The fundraising mechanism has previously raised tens of thousands for the likes of the British Heart Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

Dan Gick, managing director of Scrap Car Comparison, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with The Toy Project this festive season to help give pre-loved toy cars a new lease of life. We’re well-versed in recycling grown-ups’ cars – but outgrown toy vehicles need recycling too.

“The work The Toy Project does is so important in supporting vulnerable children up and down the country, and so we hope that our Scrap Car Santa scheme will help to bring some joy to those in need this Christmas.”

Jane Garfield, director at The Toy Project, said: “We’re grateful to all the children and parents who have donated their much loved toy cars for other children to enjoy. Toys are important to children for many reasons. The opportunities toys can create for development and enjoyment are unlimited. In recycling your unwanted cars we will ensure that these opportunities are accessible for all children.

“Toy cars, especially remote control cars, are often a favourite, so we’re extremely grateful to have the support of Scrap Car Comparison.”

To donate your unused toy vehicles send them to Scrap Car Comparison @ The TOY Project, 81 Junction Road, Archway, N19 5QU by Sunday (December 4).

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