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Charity tree appeal for women’s refuge families

Claire Philipson, director of Wearside Women in Need with Jennifer Beavis, marketing executive and Andrea Holden, site lead of the Galleries shopping centre, with gifts already donated to the annual Christmas appeal

Claire Philipson, director of Wearside Women in Need with Jennifer Beavis, marketing executive and Andrea Holden, site lead of the Galleries shopping centre, with gifts already donated to the annual Christmas appeal

SHOPPERS are helping to bring Christmas cheer to victims of domestic violence.

Visitors to the Galleries shopping centre in Washington can donate presents for children and young people who are supported by Wearside Women in Need, via a special tree in the centre’s Wessington Square.

A Giving Tree decorated with Christmas wishes from families the charity helps invites people to take a tag, read the story and buy a gift to help spread seasonal magic.

David McNee, centre manager at the Galleries, said: “The Galleries is proud to be supporting Wearside Women in Need, as we have every Christmas for the last 16 years.

“Every year, without exception, the generosity of people has shone through with hundreds of presents being donated and I’m delighted to say this year has been no different.”

Director Claire Phillipson said: “The Giving Tree makes a huge difference to people. The support people give is absolutely fantastic and I can’t express how much it means to the families.”

 

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