Bin­men’s £27k haul of toys

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

AN ES­TI­MATED £27,500 worth of toys have been do­nated by res­i­dents who left the gifts out with their bins.

As part of the ap­peal, Sal­ford refuse col­lec­tion crews wore hi-vis jack­ets and Santa hats.

The 6,000 items they col­lected were sorted by vol­un­teers from Ro­tary in Wors­ley.

Sam Barry, who came up with the idea, said: “I know many fam­i­lies go­ing through tough times so when I sug­gested the idea to the lads, they couldn’t do enough to help.

“We are so grate­ful to all the won­der­ful peo­ple of Sal­ford and Ro­tary in Wors­ley, who have helped make Christ­mas spe­cial for lo­cal chil­dren and young peo­ple.”

City Mayor Paul Den­nett said: “Once again, I’m over­whelmed at the kind­ness of the peo­ple of Sal­ford.”

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