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Dobbies charity partners for Christmas

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Dobbies chosen charities for Christmas - WellChild and Action for Children. Picture; Dobbies
Dobbies chosen charities for Christmas - WellChild and Action for Children. Picture; Dobbies

WellChild and Action for Children to benefit

Children’s charities have been chosen as Dobbies National Charity Partners over the festive period.

This is the first time two charities have been picked – WellChild and Action for Children, which touch the lives of countless families in the UK.

Dobbies has 34 stores, from Inverness to Ashford in Kent, which will be holding events to raise money.

As well as this, an exclusive range of British-designed decorations have been launched and each store is hosting a Wish Tree where customers can buy a Christmas bauble to place on the tree – all proceeds will go to the charities.

Lorrie Roberton, chief operating officer for Dobbies, said: “One of our seasonal traditions at Dobbies is to choose a national charity to support. This year, we struggled to choose between two incredible organisations that work hard to make children’s lives better so we decided to support both.

“I personally am in awe of the work that WellChild and Action for Children do and I know that our customers will feel just as motivated and will be keen to raise as much money as they can.”

WellChild’s vision is for all seriously ill children, whatever their situation, to have the best possible quality of life, while Action for Children provides help for disadvantaged children and young people.

Colin Dyer, WellChild chief executive, said: “You can be sure that all the money raised will be used to help and support seriously ill children and their families across the UK.”

Locks Farmer, of Action for Children, added: “For most, Christmas is a wonderful time, but sadly for many children, young people and families, this is not the case. We hope that, with the aid of our customers and colleagues, we can help to make a difference.”

To find out your nearest store, visit https://www.dobbies.com/.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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