Debenhams stores get kilty for CHILDREN 1ST
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Employees from Debenhams in Falkirk and Kirkcaldy will be helping to raise funds for vulnerable children in Scotland by taking part in Kilts for Kids Day.
Staff at the stores will be fundraising from Tuesday 16 November to Sunday 21 November. There will be school choirs, raffles, bucket collections and from 11am-12pm on Saturday, 100 balloons will be released containing fantastic exclusive Debenhams prizes such as goodie bags and gift cards.
Lynn Haerlihy Store Manager at Debenhams, said: "We have prepared a fun-packed fundraising weekend to raise as much money as we can for CHILDREN 1ST. Customers will have the opportunity to win exclusive Debenhams prizes whilst also benefitting from up to 25% discount off purchases in the Debenhams Christmas Spectacular. We want to support CHILDREN 1ST because the work they do in our local community and throughout Scotland is essential in order to better the lives of vulnerable children and families."
Kilts for Kids Day always takes place on the Friday before St Andrews Day. It is the annual major fundraising event for CHILDREN 1ST that sees hundreds of people across Scotland holding Scottish-themed events to raise money for the most vulnerable children in Scotland. This will be the third year in a row that the event has taken place and to date it has raised over £175,000. Debenhams will be joined by other businesses as well as schools across Scotland.
Cassie Oliver, Corporate Account Manager for CHILDREN 1ST said: "In previous years Kilts for Kids Day has resulted in people across Scotland donning tartan and organising events to help raise vital funds for the charity. Events such as Kilts for Kids Day help us to make a real impact on the lives of children across Scotland who are experiencing unhappy or frightening childhoods."
"We’re really happy that staff at Debenhams are taking part in Kilts for Kids Day. We hope that everyone in Scotland will follow their lead and get involved to support the children in Scotland who need our help the most."
For more information on Kilts for Kids Day, please visit www.kiltsforkids.org.
Last updated: Thursday 18 August 2011