Charity shopping night at Swindon garden centre

By Barrie Hudson - 2 November 2023

  • (Picture by Stewart Attwood)

    (Picture by Stewart Attwood)

Dobbies’ Swindon store is celebrating the festive season with a Christmas Shopping Night fundraiser in aid of national charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust.

Families in Swindon are invited to visit Dobbies in Hyde Road for an evening of seasonal shopping on Thursday 30 November from 5-9pm, with tickets priced at £1 and available in store and online now. 

To help raise awareness and vital funds and spread kindness, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, alongside additional fundraising efforts from activities on the night.

Customers can explore Dobbies' brand-new Christmas themes for 2023, be inspired by home decorations and take advantage of exclusive deals, as well as immersing themselves in the festive atmosphere and enjoying seasonal songs.

Chloe Bell from Dobbies said: “Our late-night shopping event in Swindon is a great chance to gather the family, get into the festive spirit and support a charity that’s making such a difference to teenagers and young adults across the UK.

“Last year our fundraising efforts saw over £100k donated to the charity, and we’re hoping to top this benchmark with the help of our customers.” 

Cancer kills more teenagers and young adults in the UK than any other disease, and for those lucky enough to survive, getting the right physical and emotional support is vital for recovery. 

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 are told they have cancer, and it’s projected that by 2030 this number will be closer to 10. Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust with donations helps fund specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person battling cancer.


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