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23/10/2021

Over half of Irish adults still have childhood toy

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Research released today by one of Ireland’s leading toy retailers reveals that over a third of Irish adults still own their favourite childhood toy, while over half (51 per cent) of Irish adults have held onto at least one toy they loved when they were growing up. When asked why we are a nation hanging-on to our favourite toys, it appears over half of Irish adults (51 percent) couldn’t bring themselves to part with them, while over a third (32 per cent) of adults intend to pass their toys onto their own children. The study was commissioned to mark the fourth year of the Argos Toy Exchange  which runs until Friday 20 th November. Argos customers are encouraged to donate pre-loved toys to their local Argos store in exchange for a €5 toy voucher. The toys will then be passed on to local charities throughout Ireland and sold in their retail stores, raising vital funds for the charity. The research also revealed that although we may hold on to that one much loved toy, one in ten Irish people opt to give all of their toys away to charity, allowing another child to experience the same joy that toy once gave them.

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