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  • Christmas-themed event to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust

    Danielle Thompson

    A CHRISTMAS themed charity night is being held at Dobbies next week to raise funds fro the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    It will run from 5pm-9pm on Thursday, October 18 and activities on the night include demonstrations on how to build a living wreath with succulents and how to create a Christmas terrarium as well as a traditional planted container. There will be a variety of offers as well as decorating tips from Dobbies’ in-store experts.

    Dobbies has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust as its first annual national charity having teamed up with the organisation for Christmas 2015 and 2016 to raise more than £350,000 over both seasonal periods. On the night, look out for the charity’s wish tree baubles where, for a small donation, guests can write and place wishes on Dobbies’ in-store Christmas tree.

    The Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer every day don’t face it alone. They provide world-class cancer care and support in 28 specialist units and designated local hospitals across the UK so that young people can get support wherever they live. The charity is there at every stage, from diagnosis through treatment and after treatment and they bring young people together so they can support each other.

    Zoe Stanmore, Community Champion at Dobbies Southport, comments: “We are delighted to be kicking off the festive season with a special fundraising evening raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity does fantastic work in the support they offer to young people and their families. Come along for a night of inspirational ideas, or even get a head start on that present list with a selection of exclusive offers and food sampling which is always a hit with our customers.”

    Linda Noon from the Teenage Cancer Trust added: “We’re so delighted to be joining Dobbies at this fantastic seasonal event once again. Dobbies’ customers are always so supportive and incredibly generous it’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of it, and it’s a really great night out to get into the festive spirit.”

    Tickets cost £1, are available on the night and all proceeds will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

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