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Dobbies charity shopping night for Teenage Cancer Trust

Dobbies Garden Centres across the UK are holding a Christmas shopping night fundraiser on Thursday, November 30, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in support of their national charity partner, the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Dobbies centres in Gloucestershire can be found on Bath Road in Haresfield, Gloucester: Ashchurch in Tewkesbury; and Siddington, Cirencester. Little Dobbies opened on Cheltenham's Promenade in Spring.

During this charity evening, shoppers can explore 2023 Christmas themes, with seasonal music, and children can meet Father Christmas. Tickets are available both in-store and online, priced at just £1. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Cancer remains a grave concern for teenagers and young adults in the UK, with more lives lost to this disease than any other. For those who survive, receiving the right physical and emotional support is essential for their recovery.

Every day, seven young individuals aged 13-24 receive the devastating news that they have cancer. By 2030, this number is projected to increase to around 10 young people per day. Donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust help support the employment of specialist nurses and youth workers, who play a vital role in assisting young cancer patients on their journey to recovery.

Chloë Bell, Dobbies' CSR and community communications said: "Our late-night shopping event is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together, embrace the festive spirit, and support a charity that is truly making a difference in the lives of teenagers and young adults across the UK. Last year, our fundraising efforts raised over £100,000 for the charity, and with the help of our customers, we aim to surpass this milestone."

Donna Bednarek, senior relationship manager for the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: "This event not only brings communities together for a magical experience but also raises essential funds to support the life-changing work that the Teenage Cancer Trust provides to young people battling cancer.

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