Concerned about the mega amounts of toys no longer in use, and the cost of new toys, we put our heads together to think of a way of up-cycling and sharing toys - and our HNCS Toy Swap was born. Good-quality unwanted toys, for any age, could be swapped or donated. Those with nothing to swap were welcome to buy toys at car-boot type prices,
Toys left over were donated to a charity shop run by Helen and Douglas House, a local hospice that helps terminally ill babies, children, and young people to live their short lives to the full.
Although the prime aim was not to raise money, £170 was raised at the event, shared between Helen and Douglas House and West Berkshire Hospital, for the children's ward.