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11 December 2013

Manchester centres spread festive joy

Our business centres in Greater Manchester are now acting as collection points for the Christmas toy appeal organised by radio station Key 103.

Our business centres throughout Greater Manchester with staffed receptions have registered with Key 103, to act as collection points for the radio station’s Christmas toy appeal.

Cash for Kids aims to collect £1 million worth of toys to help the 150,000 children in Manchester living in poverty, who are not expecting a visit from Santa this year.

Residents are asked to buy one extra present this year, which will be passed to a child living in poverty to make their Christmas. New and unwrapped presents are needed for babies, toddlers, children and teenagers, aged 0 to 18 years.

Spreading Christmas cheer

Manager at our Europa Business Park in Stockport, Andrew Hesketh, is a keen Key 103 listener and was determined to get involved with the festive appeal.

“While we are all busy getting ready for Christmas I thought it was important that we did something to help the children in our area who won’t be having such a happy time as the rest of us,” Andrew says.

“It is a simple thing for us to do, but hopefully it will help to make a very real difference to a lot of local families.

“We are encouraging all our customers to bring along donations of toys and head office is getting involved too, so there really is a great community spirit.  Any members of the public are welcome to call into one of the centres and leave their toy donation at reception.”

Cash donations to the appeal can also be made online.

Donations welcome

The participating business centres are:

Our North West business centres are also supporting the charity When You Wish Upon A Star this Christmas, which helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. See our post, Business centres get behind good cause

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