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Shrewsbury Town in the Community thanks town’s shopping centres for their support

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Shrewsbury Town in the Community has thanked Shrewsbury’s shopping centres for helping to raise awareness of, and funding for, the charity.

Shrewsbury Town in the Community is the official charity of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, striving to make a positive difference across Shropshire through sport and learning, by providing fun, safe, and enjoyable activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Shrewsbury shopping centres became a partner of Shrewsbury Town in the Community in 2017 and have since worked with the charity on a number of different events and activities.

For example, in 2017 the Darwin Centre hosted the Junior Shrews Christmas Party, which gave young fans the chance to celebrate, meet Father Christmas and first team players.

And club mascot Lenny the Lion has made several appearances at the shopping centres, most recently at with Santa in his grotto, which this year is raising funds for Shrewsbury Town in the Community.

Lenny the Lion with Santa and his elves in the Darwin Centre grotto

Lenny the Lion visits Santa and his elves in the Darwin Centre grotto

Head of Community, Jamie Edwards, is delighted by the benefits the partnership has brought about so far and is looking forward working with the centres even
more in the coming months.

He says:

“Having local businesses such as the shopping centres on board with us is vital in helping us carry out our work. Not only do they help fund many of our projects through being a Friend of the Community, but they also allow us to engage directly with those in the local area through hosting Lenny the Lion and our Junior Shrews.”

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:

“We’re proud to support Shrewsbury Town in the Community and I’m delighted that we’re able to help to raise awareness of and funding for the charity and their valuable work.

“As a great example, this Christmas children can visit Santa in his grotto in the Darwin Centre for just £4, with all money raised being donated to Shrewsbury Town in the Community. We now look forward to continuing to work closely with Jamie Edwards and his team in the future.”

The relationship between the centres and Shrewsbury Town in the Community is set to grow in the new year with more events and player visits taking place at the Shrewsbury shopping centres.

For more information about Shrewsbury Town in the Community visit www.shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com.

For more information about Shrewsbury shopping centres, visit www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk.