More than 50 generous shoppers took part in the Father's Day Toy Exchange on Thursday (June 13).

In an effort to warm the hearts of Reading dads and support poverty-stricken families in Berkshire, children across Reading were invited to bring a pre-loved toy to The Oracle during the event, in exchange for a gift bag of goodies for their dad or a loved one of their choice.

All of the toys collected were donated to First Days Children's Charity, the Berkshire-based organisation dedicated to supporting families living in poverty.

As a thank you for their generosity, the first 50 children who donated a toy were given an exclusive gift bag packed full of gifts from retailers at The Oracle including Kiehls, The Body Shop, L’Occitane, Lush and House of Fraser.

The queue stretched along the mall and more than 100 toys were donated and will be used by First Days in their ongoing efforts to brighten the lives of Berkshire families.

Andy Briggs, general manager at The Oracle, said: "It's so inspiring to see the families of Reading come together to support such a brilliant cause like they did.

"The Oracle has always been a place that families have been able to come, connect with each other and share experiences, so it overjoys us to be able to give back to local families.

"Thanks to the help of First Days, we were able to do exactly that."