TfL gives toys to charity

The lost property office at Transport for London has donated hundreds of unclaimed toys to charity.

Lost property will be given away to needy children

Transport for London is making it a Christmas to remember with what Londoners forget.

Who hasn't accidentally left something behind when they've got off the Tube or a bus?

Well, among those hundreds of thousands of lost items are brand new toys.

And now some of them will become Christmas treats for lucky children.

Piers Hopkirk explains. He spoke to Paul Cowan, TfL Lost Property Office Manager and Captain Kevin Stanbury from the Salvation Army.

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TfL to give unclaimed toys to needy families at Christmas

by Piers Hopkirk

Hundreds of brand new toys lost on London's transport network are being wrapped up to bring some seasonal cheer to needy families in the capital this Christmas.

Transport for London's lost property office is donating the mountain of toys that have been left on tubes, trains and taxis to the Salvation Army.

It will then distribute the gifts to disadvantaged families across the capital over the festive period. TFL's lost property office recieves around 50,000 items of lost property every three months.

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