Buy a present for a child this Christmas

Danielle Chadwick service manager at Harbour with their Just Giving tree.
Danielle Chadwick service manager at Harbour with their Just Giving tree.

SHOPPERS can help to make this Christmas special for youngsters living in difficult circumstances by buying and donating a gift.

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre has again teamed up with Harbour Women’s Refuge to set up the Just Giving tree in the shopping centre.

Youngsters who are supported by the charity write what gifts they are hoping to unwrap on Christmas morning on a small tag which are then put on the tree.

Shoppers can then take one of the tags and do their bit to support the youngsters by buying the present for them, wrapping it up and taking it back to Middleton Grange’s information desk.

Usually between 120 and 150 gifts are donated thanks to generous shoppers and charity bosses and shopping centre staff are hoping for another fantastic response this year.

Suzanne Chaney, marketing manager at Middleton Grange, said: “We never fail to be impressed by the brilliant support we get from our shoppers every year when we launch this appeal.

“We often get people who haven’t even picked a tag off the tree but still wrap up toys or selection boxes and donate them to us.”

A member of staff from Harbour will be collecting the donations from the shopping centre every week from now until Christmas Eve.