Swindon garden centre to fundraise with Christmas shopping night

By Jessica Durston - 17 November 2021

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  • (Image credit - Fraser Band)

    (Image credit - Fraser Band)

Dobbies is inviting shoppers across Swindon to join them for extended shopping hours to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Taking place from 5pm - 9pm on Thursday 25 November in Dobbies’ Swindon store, the Christmas Shopping Night will showcase the Christmas ranges, and feature competitions, discount vouchers, demos and sampling.

Customers in Swindon will have the opportunity to make donations to Dobbies’ national charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, write festive messages on Christmas baubles for the Wish Tree, and win prizes in a festive raffle.

The Christmas Your Way raffle will offer customers the chance to win all the items featured on specially created Christmas trees. There’s a tree for chocolate fans in partnership with Lindt, one for children with Living Nature, one for those who love their pets with Chuckit, gardening gurus with Burgon and Ball, and fashionistas with Powder.

The raffle will open on the night and close on 17 December.

Customers will be able to enjoy a two-course festive meal at the centre's restaurant for £12.95, choosing from vegan and vegetarian options as well as traditional turkey with all the trimmings. This is bookable in advance.

Sarah Murray, Partnership and Events Manager said: “Christmas is a time of year we all look forward to at Dobbies’ Swindon store, and we can’t wait to welcome people for a full festive experience with our late opening evening. There will be a free welcome drink and a range of Christmas gifts, decorations and products to choose from.

“Most importantly, we are raising funds for our national charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, who do incredible work with young people across the country. It’s going to be the perfect way to get the festive season started.”

Donna Bednarek, Senior Relationship Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust added: “We are absolutely delighted to collaborating with Dobbies as they stay open late on 25 November. The donations from Dobbies’ customers will enable us to give the gift of care from our nurses, or the gift of community on one of our specialist units, to young cancer patients across the UK.”

More information on Dobbies’ Swindon Christmas Shopping Night can be found at https://www.dobbies.com/events

There is a £1 donation to attend, with all monies raised going to Teenage Cancer Trust – this is available in-store, in advance, or on the night.

Dobbies says it is also going to be sharing some festive joy in the run up to Christmas, celebrating community groups, charities, clubs and neighbourhoods who make a difference to their local areas.

Not Your Average Community will see three local groups from across the UK win £1,000 to spend on decorations to brighten up their local area for Christmas. More information about this can be found at https://www.dobbies.com/not-your-average-community.

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