THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre today marking Giving Tuesday, November 30, by making a £1,000 donation to the local Christmas Toy Appeal.
The appeal, which is organised by St Stephen’s Church and the charity Acts of Kindness, aims to provide new toys to children in the community who for a variety of reasons can’t expect to receive a Christmas gift this year.
Having helped more than 600 children in previous years, the appeal relies on the generosity of the local community with donation hubs located around the town, including Kingfisher.
Ken Williams, general manager at Kingfisher Shopping Centre, said: “As today is the global day of giving we are thrilled to be able to donate to the Christmas Toy Appeal this Giving Tuesday. It’s such a wonderful cause that is responsible for putting smiles on the faces of hundreds of children.”
Shoppers can donate unwrapped gifts in-centre at Kingfisher Shopping Centre until Tuesday, December 14 at Guests Services.
Visitors to the centre can also enjoy a number of festive activities at the centre this Christmas including a trip to Santa’s Grotto, a Nutcracker trail and gift wrapping service provided by local independent charity Primrose Hospice (available between December 13-18.
Elaine Whitfield, church warden at St Stephen’s Church said: “The Kingfisher Shopping Centre have been amazingly supportive and we thank them for this generous gift.”
Elaine is touring the area behind the wheel of the ‘Toy Bus’ collecting gifts from around the districts of Redditch for the appeal.
Tomorrow she is in Batchley by the shops near the pool from 10am to 12 midday.
Find out more about Christmas at Kingfisher by visiting www.kingfishershopping.co.uk. Further information and updates can also be found by searching @ShopKingfisher on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.