SHOPPERS in Scarborough are invited to spread the festive cheer to less fortunate people in the Give Big This Christmas campaign.
As part of the scheme, the Brunswick Shopping Centre is launching the Giving Tree in association with the Evening News and Scarborough Lions, and is asking people to come forward with gift donations.
Gifts are now being accepted at the tree in the Brunswick Centre until December 4. These will then be distributed by the Lions to needing people in the area in time for Christmas.
Presents are accepted for any age group and must be new and unwrapped.
Collections are also being taken at the Evening News office in Aberdeen Walk.
Scarborough Lions treasurer Roy Chambers is encouraging people to get involved in this worthy cause.
He said: “The giving tree is a wonderful idea, people can give even small gifts and actually change Christmas for people who are facing difficult times.
“The Lions are proud to still be involved with the Giving Tree after many years of it running and we are actively looking for areas where we will be handing out donations to enable people to have a better Christmas.
“A lot of hard work is involved, but we’re looking forward to the challenge and meeting new people.”
The Brunswick is running a prize draw to win a £200 Christmas Shopping Spree and for every competition entry received, it will donate 20p to the Lions.
Members of the lions will be at the Brunswick on November 18 and 19 from 11am-3pm to talk to people about the campaign and to hand out prize draw leaflets.