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A woman in the Toy Show audience has given her freebies to families in need


tubs222 Source: RTÉ

IT’S UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that the luckiest people in Ireland are those that win tickets to the Late Late Toy Show.

Why? The swag.

Toys, gifts, vouchers and anything else featured on the show are handed out to the crowd to take home with them at the end of the night – and it’s quite the haul.

But an audience member from Cork has decided to turn that on its head by giving away some of the items to families that actually might need them this Christmas

IMG_2705 Source: Laura/Provided to DailyEdge.ie

Her name is Laura, and she contacted The Neil Prendeville show on RedFM this week to see if they could help locate some families in the area who would benefit coming up to Christmas.

Of the Late Late swag she got, she’s giving away €100 worth of Lidl vouchers, two build-your-own farm vouchers for TheField.ie, a Lego city, a Fuji Polaroid camera, and a pile of new books.

She travelled up to the Toy Show with her partner Andrew, and she tells DailyEdge.ie that it was an easy enough decision:

We decided the minute we got them that they should go to more needy families.
I have little daughter and a little cousin who never want for anything so it’s more important they go to better causes.

It’s not all the free items that a Toy Show audience member gets, but she felt that the Lidl vouchers in particular were important at this time of year:

“I know you need food more than you need toys”

lidlvoucher Source: Laura/provided to DailyEdge.ie

She contacted RedFM just as a means to facilitate finding families – but given the response the station got on its Facebook page they had to have her on. She told them on air:

I didn’t ring you guys to come on the radio, I just wanted to see if you guys could help find a family who might need them.

She confirmed to DailyEdge.ie that she didn’t want her last name revealed, as it was really supposed to be an anonymous gesture. The station is collecting the goodies this morning and already have families lined up to receive them – just in time for Christmas.

A lovely gesture at this time of year.

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David Elkin

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