Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, attended the British Toy and Hobby’s Association’s (BTHA) ‘Giving the gift of play’ Parliamentary event to show support for the thriving British toy industry.
In collaboration with the BTHA, Mr Gwynne donated a selection of toys to the local charity, Friends of Tameside Young Carers, giving the gift of play for local children at Christmas.
As the official organisation representing manufacturers for Britain’s £4.2 billion toy industry, the BTHA event brought together member businesses based across the UK, 35 MPs and peers and wider industry stakeholders to celebrate the growth of the sector and the important contribution of quality, safe toys to the fabric of our UK society.
The toy industry employ 51,000 people and contribute £1 billion to the UK Treasury and raised awareness of this significant economic contribution.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I was absolutely delighted to join the BTHA in Parliament and support them to give the gift of play to my local charity for Christmas. I appreciate their efforts to provide my chosen charity in Denton and Reddish with gifts at this festive time of year.”
“It was important to celebrate the immense contribution of the British toy industry to the UK economy and the importance of ‘play’ to a child’s development. I very much look forward to working with them as they continue their vital work”.