The generosity of the people of Peterborough has again exceeded expectations as the Queensgate Shopping Centre Gift Tree takes a record number of presents!
Launched back in November, the centre is again working with the Spurgeons Children’s Charity on the campaign and shoppers are invited to collect a tag from the Gift Tree and donate an unwrapped gift to a child supported by the charity for Christmas. This year, the centre has received the largest amount of donations so far since running the campaign, which is all thanks to its shoppers and the people of Peterborough.
Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre said, “We are again completely overwhelmed with the generosity of our shoppers. It is fantastic to see so many people taking part and the number of gifts we have received so far has been fantastic. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, your gifts really do mean the world to so many local families.”
To take part in the Queensgate Gift Tree, simply head to the Customer Service Desk outside John Lewis and pick a tag from the tree. Final donations will be accepted on Wednesday 19 December at the desk so that the Spurgeons team, along with APC couriers who have kindly volunteered their time to help the charity collect and deliver gifts, can deliver to families in time for Christmas Day.
Through the delivery of support and intervention services, Spurgeons Children’s Charity give vulnerable children and families a chance for a better future. Over the last year alone, the charity has made a huge difference to almost 3,000 children, young people and adults, and protected 1,200 people from neglect, harm and abuse.

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