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University’s city shop plays host to drop-off point for Mission Christmas appeal

Posted on - 12th December, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Professor Mike Thomas, centre, joined a festive craft session at In The City
Professor Mike Thomas, centre, joined a festive craft session at In The City

A city centre shop run by Preston’s university has just over 24-hours left for you to drop your gifts in for a Mission Christmas appeal.

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UCLan’s In The City Shop in Lune Street is a collection point for the charity appeal by Rock FM’s Cash for Kids.

The University of Central Lancashire’s vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas joined children from the university’s pre-school centre in the shop to drop off his own present.

He also took part in a festive crafts session.

Prof Thomas said: “The people of Preston have, as always, been generous in donating extra gifts to the Cash for Kids Christmas appeal and I’m delighted that UCLan can once again play a part in linking the local community and the University with such a deserving charity.”

Read more: How you can help ensure Preston children have a Christmas to remember

The last day for collections is Wednesday (14 December) and the Mission Christmas appeal is looking for gifts for young people up to the age of 18. These are then handed out to disadvantaged children in Lancashire ready for Christmas Day.

Read more: Christmas in Preston city centre – everything you need to know

The In The City Shop is open from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday and 11am to 1.30pm on Wednesday.

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