Ensuring Christmas comes to needy kids

The gift tree
The gift tree
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For the third year running, The Queensgate Gift Tree is back in partnership with local charity, Spurgeons, to make sure children in Peterborough receive a gift this Christmas.

The gift tree is an initiative which ensures children who may not otherwise receive anything, will have a present to open on Christmas morning.

Last year, the people of Peterborough showed how generous they are when 1,647 presents were donated. So far, over 150 more gifts have already been donated compared to this time last year, so Queensgate and Spurgeons are hoping to beat the total for 2014.

Spurgeons delivers around 100 services across the country, including children’s centres and projects to support young carers, teenage parents, and children and young people. The tree is situated at the customer information desk on the upper mall. Shoppers can choose a tag and buy a present for that child, then hand it in at the information desk unwrapped.

The final day for donations is Sunday 20 December.