Santa to visit Cotton Court this week for 2021 Christmas appeal

Posted on - 14th December, 2021 - 11:36am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Christmas, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Collection of presents from last year's gift appeal
The Cotton Court appeal has been very successful in previous years

A Preston business centre is this week hosting Santa as part of an annual Christmas gift appeal.


Cotton Court Business Centre has worked with Barnardo‚Äôs for the last nine years through the Christmas Gift Appeal.

Santa is arriving at the centre tomorrow (Wednesday 15 December), from 4pm – 6.30pm (booking not required).

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Cotton Court Santa Visit

The centre organised the event to encourage parents to bring in their younger children. It also wants people to spread kindness by offering a gift for people that are less fortunate than themselves.

Donors can bring a gift to the business centre on Church Street or make a financial donation through a dedicated JustGiving page so that Barnardo’s Lancashire Services staff can purchase gifts.

The service supports people into their teenage years and young adulthood, and it is often the upper age category that struggles for gift donations.

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It can be difficult to choose suitable gifts for the older age category, so the business centre has compiled a list of recommended items to assist supporters.

The public can help the appeal achieve its target by donating an unwrapped gift for a child, teenager or young adult at Cotton Court Business Centre reception between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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