RUTHERGLEN MSP ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO JOIN SECRET SANTA CHARITY SHOP CHALLENGE

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RUTHERGLEN MSP ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO JOIN SECRET SANTA CHARITY SHOP CHALLENGE

Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, is encouraging local residents and businesses to participate in ‘Good Cause Santa Claus’ – a Secret Santa challenge launched by the Charity Retail Association.

Secret Santa is a popular game amongst families, friends and work colleagues in which participants are randomly assigned another member of the group to buy an anonymous gift for. Good Cause Santa Claus involves the same challenge but gifts are to be purchased only in charity shops.

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has backed the challenge and is highlighting the benefits of Christmas shopping in local charity shops.

Commenting, Ms Haughey said:

“Participating in the Secret Santa charity shop challenge is a fun way to give back this festive season.

“The challenge is great for the environment and beneficial for local charities who rely on shop funds to provide vital services at this time of year.

“Charity shops, like the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Shop in Rutherglen, bring huge social value to our local community, support countless volunteers and boost our local high streets.”

Rachel Blair, Public Affairs and Communications Officer for the Charity Retail Association in Scotland added:

“Good Cause Santa Clause allows shoppers to think about how they can help their community this Christmas.

“Gifts bought from charity shops are better for the environment, contribute to a good cause and can surprise your recipient with something a bit different.”

ENDS

Notes:

Please find below a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Shop in Rutherglen.

Secret Santa Charity photo 2.jpg

For further information, please contact our Public Affairs and Communications Officer (Scotland), Rachel Blair on 07565 314 099 or email rachel@charityretail.org.uk

The Charity Retail Association (CRA) is the only body in the UK which represents the interests of charity retailers. We represent around 80 per cent of all charity stores in the UK. Our members range from national chains, to individual hospice shops, and everything in between.

 

Date published: 23rd October 2018

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