St. Enoch Centre raises £24,000 for Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas charity


ST. ENOCH CENTRE shoppers stepped up, contributing a whopping £24,000 to Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas charity, ensuring a brighter festive season for local kids in need.

The popular Santa’s Grotto experience at the Centre was a hit, bringing in £18,500. Plus, a pop-up second-hand clothes shop, featuring brands like Topshop and Miss Selfridge, added an extra £5,500 to the charity fund.

Due to the pop-up store’s success, it’s reopening between December 22 and 24, giving shoppers another chance to do some good.

Julie Griffin, founder of Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas, thanked the Glasgow public for their generosity, recognizing that many kids would miss out without this support. Griffin said, “we have been blown away by the generosity of the Glasgow public this year, who have truly dug deep to support this year’s campaign. It is a sad reality that many children in the city are living in relative poverty and would go without gifts this Christmas if it wasn’t for the incredible kindness of our supporters.  

George Reader, St. Enoch Centre’s Director, applauded the community’s generosity, urging everyone to visit the pop-up shop to help surpass last year’s total donation of £25,000. Reader said, “the funds raised for Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas to date have been truly remarkable. Tickets for our Santa’s Grotto sold out in advance, which is a testament to the exceptional quality of the Meet Santa experience and goodwill of our customers.

We are just £1000 short of reaching last year’s total donation so we encourage everyone who can to visit St. Enoch Centre this weekend to explore the treasures available at the charity’s popular pop-up shop.”

The charity’s pop-up shop will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on December 22 and 23 and from 10 am to 2:30 pm on December 24 on the first floor of St. Enoch Centre. It’s a last-minute opportunity to spread some holiday cheer for those in need.

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