Late present for charity

Pescod Square pic
Pescod Square pic

A BOSTON charity has had a late Christmas present, after it was presented with a donation from Pescod Square Shopping Centre.

Boston Lions Club received a cheque for £900 from staff at the shopping centre, which was raised during a festive event at the site before Christmas.

The Christmas Extravaganza saw Santa visit Pescod Square and greet children from his designated grotto. He even handed out presents to little ones in advance of the big day!

Shoppers were asked to make a donation to charity for an audience with jolly Father Christmas, and this managed to raise the overall total of £900.

Andy Pottle, Pescod Square’s centre manager, said: “We were delighted with the turn out to our Extravaganza event in December and pleased we had the opportunity to raise funds for the Boston Lions Club.”

He added that the centre plans to do more to help local charities throughout 2012.

Boston Lions Club is a non-political organisation which aims to help those less fortunate in the community.

As part of the Lions Clubs International it raises money to be used for relief in times of natural disaster, supplying diabetes screening and helping to build eye clinics around the world.