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21/11/2014

News Release - Issued by Coppergate Shopping Centre

CHRISTMAS AT COPPERGATE IN AID OF JESSIE’S FUND

The new Christmas lights at the Coppergate Shopping Centre, York, promise to thrill and delight shoppers whilst also raising money for York based charity Jessie’s Fund.
The magical, musical Christmas tree forms the centre point of the lights at the centre. Each hour the beautiful tree comes alive playing music and changing colours.

“Shoppers don’t have to wait though.” Explained Sue Anderson-Brown, Centre Manager, Coppergate Centre: “If visitors want to see the light show they can give a donation to Jessie’s Fund and have their own show.”

Sue added: “We wanted to create a really ‘wow’ experience for our shoppers this Christmas and we are sure that the tree and lights will do just that.
“As well as entertaining our shoppers we also wanted to use the opportunity to raise money for a great cause.

“Jessie’s fund is such a wonderful charity bringing music and music therapy to children with additional and complex needs including those in hospices and special schools.”
Victoria Wood, patron for Jessie’s fund added: ‘It’s good to hear that The Coppergate Centre in York is partnering with Jessie’s Fund this Christmas. I hear that the musical Christmas tree will be a fun family attraction and visitors will be raising money for Jessie's Fund at the same time as getting into the Christmas spirit. This means we’ll be able to help more children in the area to communicate by using music – children who find it really hard to express themselves with words. Music helps us find out who we are, and we all deserve that, however many days we’re given.’

On Sunday 30 November from 3pm the centre will also be raising money for Jessie’s fund and celebrating Christmas with singing around the Christmas Tree.

Sue added: “Shoppers, families who have benefitted from Jessie’s Fund and our retailers will be coming together to sing songs and celebrate Christmas. We’re really looking forward to it as there’s sure to be a great atmosphere.”

For further information about Jessie’s Fund, Christmas songs around the Tree or the centre at Christmas visit www.coppergateshoppingcentre.co.uk