One Stop Christmas Shop for CHAS is now open

CHAS has launched its first One Stop Christmas Shop to raise vital funds for vulnerable children and families over the festive season and help local businesses at the same time.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:30 pm
Open for business...You can get all your Christmas gifts, while helping CHAS and local businesses too.
Open for business...You can get all your Christmas gifts, while helping CHAS and local businesses too.

The online retail event went live on Monday at 4pm and will run until 4pm on Monday, November 30, giving shoppers time to browse and buy a selection of gifts and get ahead of the Christmas rush.

Over 65 businesses from across Scotland have signed up to participate and are offering a wide selection of gift ideas including hotel breaks, meals, whisky, family photoshoots, unique art works and fun family activities.

There is also the opportunity to window shop at a variety of small local businesses, with items such as hampers, wreaths, masks, jewellery, clothing, cocktails and award-winning mulled wine.

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The One Stop Christmas Shop is mutually beneficial as every business taking part has agreed to donate a percentage of sales to CHAS.

Diane Alton, high profile events manager at CHAS, said: “These past few months have been really hard for so many so we wanted to do something to offer people the opportunity to help local businesses this Christmas while also supporting children and families.

“By purchasing festive gifts through our One Stop Christmas Shop our supporters can tick off gifts from their list, while shopping local – with the added bonus that their purchases are making a real difference.

“We are grateful to everyone participating in this online shopping event which we hope will prove to be a fantastic, festive fundraiser. “

Like many other charities, CHAS has had to transform the way in which it operates during the pandemic.

While both Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch are continuing to provide end of life care, the charity now also runs a virtual children’s hospice to support families who are having to completely self-isolate.

Families are offered extensive support by phone and video and a range of interactive activities too.

To stock up at the One Stop Christmas Shop visit www.jumblebee.co.uk/chasonestopchristmasshop.