Festive gift wrapping raises over £250 for charity



Shoppers in Middlesbrough gave generously this Christmas raising £264.35 for charity of the year, My Sisters Place.
 
Volunteers from My Sisters Place were on hand between 11am-3pm on Saturday’s in December for the public to have their gifts wrapped. The centre also welcomed some very special guests including stilt walking elves to spread a little festive cheer to shoppers!
 
My Sisters Place is an independent specialist ‘One Stop Shop’ for women aged 16 or over and have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. Established in 2002 the charity is committed to working in partnership to tackle domestic violence.
 
Centre Manager of Captain Cook Square Shopping Centre, Lynn Stainsby said; ‘’It’s great to see members of the public giving so generously over the festive period and the total raised is fantastic. We’re looking forward to working closely with My Sister’s Place again this year with lots of exciting plans in the pipeline.’’
 
Vicky Fisher, Fundraising Manager at My Sisters Place said; " I would like to thank Captain Cook Square for the opportunity to be visible and raise vital funds for our charity within such a prominent location. The wrapping station was a great success and our volunteers were amazing, working hard in the cold weather to wrap gifts for shoppers to help raise funds for My Sisters Place. Without the help of our volunteers this wouldn’t have been possible – so their help is vital and always very much appreciated.”