Huge response to Buxton shopping centre’s Reverse Santa appeal

The Springs centre manager Carlon Stewart with some of the donated gifts.
The Springs centre manager Carlon Stewart with some of the donated gifts.

A Buxton shopping centre is encouraging shoppers to continue helping with donations for a Christmas campaign, after seeing a fantastic response so far.

Nearly 500 presents have been donated to the Reverse Santa campaign, a partnership between The Springs Shopping Centre and Derbyshire County Council’s Children and Younger Adults Department.

Gifts donated at the shopping centre are distributed by the authority to local children in need.

Centre manager Carlon Stewart said: “The Reverse Santa campaign has been a popular scheme for a number of years at the centre and this year we have already had a fantastic response from many generous people.

“To already have 475 presents donated is wonderful and every present donated will make a real difference to a child’s Christmas.

“However, there are still many children in the area who will not receive a present this Christmas and we want to prevent this by helping as many as we possibly can.

“While we have received many gifts for younger children we really welcome donations for teenagers and older children as these can often be forgotten.”

The drop-off point is located in the shopping centre next to Evans.

All gifts should be new and unwrapped.