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Bridges Donates Unwanted Christmas Gifts To Charity - Sunderland Shoppers Support The Children's Society
03 February 2009
In a display of generosity, Sunderland shoppers have donated more than 100 unwanted Christmas gifts to Bridges this month for charity.
Items donated in support of The Children's Society included toiletries, chocolates and children's toys.
Sandra Jeffrey, from The Children's Society, Sunderland comments: 'We were blown away by the number of Bridges shoppers who donated gifts. We actually collected even more than last year despite the current economic climate. The donated gifts have proved very popular in our stores on Blandford Street and have helped bring in much needed cash to support our work.'
Sarah King, Marketing Manager at Bridges, adds: "We were overwhelmed with the response to our Gift Amnesty and are very grateful to our generous shoppers for getting involved in giving to The Children's Society.
"We'd like to thank all Bridges shoppers who donated. The proceeds from the sale of the gifts will really help the charity to continue their work protecting the right to a childhood for children across the UK.'
Gift donations will help raise much needed funds that enable the charity to give support to children who face danger, discrimination or disadvantage in their daily lives. To pledge further support please visit The Children's Society store, 39 Blandford Street, Sunderland.
Notes to Editors
- Bridges provides 515,000 sq ft (47,845 sq m) of retail space in the heart of Sunderland
- It offers over 100 shop units, including top name retailers such as Debenhams, Next, H&M Hennes and River Island
- It attracts approximately 26 million visitors each year, with an average weekly footfall of 500,000 shoppers
- Bridges has a core catchment population of 550,000 people within a 30 minute drive