White Rose launches this years charity toy appeal

White Rose Shopping Centre has announced the return of its annual charity appeal, which aims to benefit Leeds charities in the run-up to Christmas.

Located in The Central Atrium, The Christmas Appeal gives visitors an opportunity to donate gifts for children aged 0-16 during centre opening hours. 

All donations will be distributed between two Leeds charities, Kidz Klub and MINT.

Kidz Klub Leeds helps to provide support for more than 1,250 children and their families across Leeds in the form of community work, activities, and home visits. Donations made in the run-up to Christmas will help Kidz Klub to maintain support to children in crisis across the local community.

The Men in Need Together charity, MINT for short, was founded with the aim to provide a free support network, and a safe space for men to talk without judgement. The charity endeavours to tackle stigma surrounding men’s mental health, with a mission to reduce the increasing rate of male suicide. All donations made to MINT will benefit its annual toy appeal, which supports struggling families in the local community, and any surplus gifts will be donated to Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Steven Foster, Centre Director at White Rose Shopping Centre, said:

“We are always pleased to see the support and generosity our community show every year in the run-up to Christmas, and are excited to be working with both Kidz Klub and The MINT Project during this year’s appeal.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our community support these two valuable local causes this winter.”

White Rose Shopping Centre is the perfect festive day out this winter, with the launch of its first-ever magical, under-cover ice rink outside by The Village, and the return of its much-loved Christmas grotto. 

The grotto will be open daily right up to 4pm on Christmas Eve, and the rink is open with sessions available daily until Monday 2 January 2023 (except Christmas Day).

For further information on everything festive at White Rose including grotto and skate times and prices, visit www.white-rose.co.uk  


This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of White Rose Shopping Centre

Photo: Hannah Smith Richards, Family Support lead at Kidz Klub and Josh Sturgeon Founder and CEO at MINT


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