Lost toys left on C2C Fenchurch St trains raise cash for kids’ charity

Unclaimed property left by rail passengers on the Fenchurch Street network in East London is being sold off to raise cash for a children’s charity.

Lost property office manager June Carpenter has so far held two auctions of items left on C2C trains on the Southend-Shoeburyness run which have remained unclaimed for more than three months.

She has raised �3,000 from the items which included umbrellas, scarves, gloves, coats laptops, cameras, mobile phones, a children’s rocking horse–and even cuddly toys.

She is pictured with Paul Smith, vice chair of Down Syndrome Extra 21 charity, with toys that have been left on C2C trains—ready for the next auction.


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