The annual Toy Trust Media Auction is now open for advance bids

The annual Toy Trust Media Auction is now open and advance bids are welcome ahead of the final auction that will take place during the Toy Industry Awards night on Tuesday, January 21st. The auction will close at 3pm on Thursday, January 23rd.

As the second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction can see members not only bag themselves a media bargain, but all funds raised go to help the chosen Toy Trust charities during the year.

Last year more than £91,000 was raised and with some highly prized lots once again, it is hoped that this year will be just as successful.

Airtime and printed media spots have been donated from leading broadcast, online, print, and trade journals, plus major retailers have also added valuable promotional slots in catalogues.

The result is a colossal more than £150,000 of media space to bid for. Lots have been received from Sky, Disney, Nickelodeon, Turner, CITV, Five (Milkshake), SuperAwesome, Venatus Media, Red Media, Pearl & Dean, Toy World, Toy News, Toys n Playthings, TNP.Media, The Entertainer, Sainsburys Argos and Redan Publishing.

Details of each can be viewed on the Toy Trust Media Auction page, which will also be updated at intervals with the current highest bids.

Graham Canning, Toy Trust Committee Chairman, commented: “On behalf of the Toy Trust Committee I’d like to thank all our media partners for their generous donations. Without them we would not be able to support so many causes that directly benefit children.

“This annual fundraising activity is a popular part of the Toy Industry Awards night and one that everyone benefits from; we are all looking forward to seeing the results. I’d also like to give special thanks to Arena Azure’s Jeff Taylor for his dedication in helping us create another superb list to bid for.”

If you would like to make an advance bid for one or more of the Media Auction Lots please email or via the live auction page.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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