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The Toy Trust details its Around the World in 80 Hours 2021 fundraising event

The Toy Trust has detailed its new fundraising initiative for 2021: Around the World in 80 Hours, an industry-wide attempt to cover 40,075 kilometres, akin to circumnavigating the globe. Kicking off at 9am on Friday, June 11th this year, the event will call on the toy industry to take part, …

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London Toy Fair 2022 booking now open as BTHA marks the show’s return next year

The application process for Toy Fair 2022 is now open. The British Toy and Hobby Association has opened the process for applying for your place at next year’s London Toy Fair, scheduled to take place from January 25th to 27th 2022 at its usual venue, Olympia. Companies wishing to exhibit …

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The Toy Trust Media Auction raises over £72,000 for UK small charities

The Toy Trust Media Auction has raised an impressive £72,200 in its quest to support small UK children’s charities this year, through the donation of airtime media slots from the likes of Sky, Nickelodeon, and Pop. Leading children’s media channels that also included the likes of ITVB, CITV, and Channel …

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Place your final bids in the 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction

Don’t miss your chance to place a winning bid on the 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction which closes today (Monday 1st February) at 5pm. As the second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction ‘is a classic win-win scenario for all’. Not only can …

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Raise money and bag yourself a bargain with this year’s Toy Trust Media Auction

The 2021 Toy Trust Media Auction is now open and ready to accept bids. The auction will close at 3pm on Friday, January 29th. The second largest fundraising activity for the Toy Trust each year, the annual Media Auction gives companies the chance to bag themselves a media bargain, with …

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Indie Insight: Galway’s Toy Corner and its whirlwind first year of winning awards and ‘selling memories’

Hazel McCarthy, owner of the Galway-based indie toy retailer, Toy Corner likes to think of herself as in the “business of making memories” rather than selling toys, having set up shop just one year ago to become the only shop of its kind in the Gaeltacht village of Moycullen. Having …

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The BTHA reveals its Retailer of the Year and Superhero Award winners

Community spirit, providing toys and packages to local food banks and providing online resources and toys throughout a year plighted by the pandemic are just some of the values being celebrated among the winners of this year’s Retailer of the Year awards. Taking on a different approach to its awards …

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The BTHA calls for Government intervention to ease UK ports and ‘save the festive season’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the British Retail Consortium are calling on the Government to intervene at British ports where congestion caused by Covid and a backlog of PPE has left shipments of toys and gifts unlikely to be delivered in time for Christmas. The BTHA is among …

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The BTHA and TRA send open letter to Number 10 as re-opening of toy shops becomes ‘crucial for the industry’s surivival’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the Toy Retailers Association have made fresh calls on the UK government to take swift action in adding toy shops to the essential retailers list or assure the industry that shops will be allowed to re-open from December 2nd, in a move that …

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With no virtual alternative, Toy Fair 2021 really is cancelled – How does the industry feel?

There will be no virtual platform alternative to the 2021 London Toy Fair, the BTHA has confirmed, as it was announced this morning (Thursday, October 22nd) that next year’s London Olympia event has been called off, with plans to make its return in 2022. The toy and hobby industry body …

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