Mannequin festival kicks off Buxton shopping centre’s charity appeal

Centre manager Carlon Stewart (left) and charity fundraising co-ordinator Dan Nichols.
Centre manager Carlon Stewart (left) and charity fundraising co-ordinator Dan Nichols.

The Springs shopping centre in Buxton has begun a year-long fundraising drive for its 2016 partner charity Blythe House Hospice.

The campaign kicked off earlier this month with the centre’s mannequin festival, with retailers and other Buxton businesses sponsoring creative displays around the centre through donations to the healthcare charity.

Centre manager Carlon Stewart said: “To begin our partnership with Blythe House, we wanted to bring something creative and new to The Springs. We thought we’d add a unique twist on the familiar role of mannequins in the retail world.”

Hospice fundraiser Lucy Marsden said: “Imaginative campaigns like these really help raise the profile of our team and services, and create distinctive pieces of art for the local community to enjoy.”

The hospice was chosen as the official Springs charity by public vote.