Alan Munn, founder of the Toy Trust, was this years recipient of the Toy Trust Outstanding Contribution award at this week’s BTHA AGM.
He founded the toy industry charity in 1990 and has remained a key driving force behind its success in the nearly 30 years since.
Graham Canning, Chairman for the Toy Trust Charity (pictured top with Alan), says: “On behalf of the Toy Trust Charity Committee, I am honoured to present Alan Munn with the Toy Trust Outstanding Contribution Award. Alan was the key founding member and driving force of the Toy Trust following its inception in 1990.
“Over many years of service he has chaired and been a faithful member of the Toy Trust committee, chaired the more recent Toy Trust allocations committee – who are responsible for examining Toy Trust applicants – and has without doubt been central to making the Toy Trust the successful fundraising instrument it is today.
“He is a truly deserving recipient of the Toy Trust Outstanding Contribution Award and our congratulations and gratitude go to him for all that he has achieved for the toy industry charity.”
The award was bestowed upon Alan at the BTHA and TRA Industry Day held earlier this week on Wednesday 3 July, led by MGA’s Andrew Laughton who took over the role of BTHA Chair from Hasbro’s Foye Pascoe at the beginning of June.
More than 100 people attended from across the toy trade, hearing a unique presentation from The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP on ‘Thoughts on the current political climate from the corridors of power’. KPMG’s Don Williams also presented an update on current retail trends.