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TfL Donates 500 New Toys Left On Transport To Charity

Monday 25th November 2013

Transport for London has donated over 500 brand new toys left on buses, tubes and trains to charity, exactly one month before Christmas.TFL toys bigPhoto:TfL                                                                                                                             The unclaimed dolls, gadgets and board games, which were handed in to TfL's Lost Property Office this year, have been given to The Salvation Army to donate to children in south London.

This is the seventh year TfL have run the donation of toys, all of which went unclaimed for over three months and are brand new.

Paul Cowan, Operations Performance Manager of the Lost Property Office, said: 'Although it is a shame that these toys were not reclaimed by the original owners, the thought that they will now bring smiles to the faces of many children who might otherwise have gone without is heartwarming.

The team here work extremely hard throughout the year to deal with hundreds of thousands of items of lost property and it is great to see their efforts highlighted once again through this donation to such a worthy cause.'

TfL's Lost Property Office has received over 15 million items since it was established in 1933.

Last year, over 246,000 items of property were found on the TfL network, ranging from bags, books and clothing to mobile phones, laptops, and cameras.