Who We Are


Second Chance Toys NSW is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2010 to rescue and recycle gently used plastic toys for children in disadvantaged situations.

We are committed to supporting families and children in need in communities across New South Wales, and creating a culture of giving in our communities. 

Second Chance Toys has registered DGR Status with the Australian Taxation Office.

What We Do

Assisting children in need

Toys can provide children with emotional security, motor skills and opportunities for laughter and fun.

Second Chance Toys supports the  emotional, intellectual and physical development of children through the provision of toys to those that have lost or don't have access to toys.

Benefiting the environment

Second Chance Toys helps keep non-biodegradable plastic out of our landfills.

Plastics make up a significant amount of solid waste and take centuries to break down in landfill or the ocean. As they break down, they can enter the food chain or harm wild animals.

Providing second lives for used toys

Given the nature of plastic, pre-loved toys often show little signs of  wear.

Second Chance Toys shares donations of unwanted plastic toys within the community to organisations that care for children in need.

Our Board

Tammy Medhurst, Chief Executive Officer


Human Resources professional with 15 years+ experience. Tammy is a passionate about making a difference and is committed to the cause of Second Chance Toys by providing toys and joy to those in need, as well as keeping toys out of landfill.

Tammy became CEO in March 2017,
taking over the reigns from the founder,
Cheryl Staddon.

Robyn Scott, Vice President


Property funds management specialist with 25 years+ experience, member of AICD. Robyn joined SCT in 2012 to encourage the re-using of plastic toys within the community, rather than discarding to landfill.

Since her involvement, SCT has partnered with many fabulous foundations and donors distributing toys to charities and families across Sydney.

Phil Hughes, Board Member


Financial accountant. Phil joined SCT in 2018

Danielle Burdon, Board Member


Project Manager in the not-for-profit industry, working with national NGOs, agencies and governments across Australia. Danielle joined SCT in 2018 to help provide more children with the joy of receiving their very own toys

Caroline Wilson, Board Member


Special Counsel. Caroline joined SCT in 2018