Make a child's Christmas dream come true and donate a gift in Bedford town centre

You can donate an unwrapped gift at The Harpur Centre

The Wishing Tree at The Harpur Centre is back in partnership with ECP Bedford to help children this Christmas.

From December 3 and 17, shoppers can visit The Wishing Tree unit via the Horne Lane entrance to donate a gift for an underprivileged child.

To get involved, all you need to do is buy a present for a child or teenager and take it, unwrapped, to the unit between Supercuts and The Calendar Club.

The Horne Lane entrance of the Harpur Centre (Google)

The presents will be quarantined for 72 hours, wrapped and safely delivered to local charities in time for Christmas.

Samantha Laycock, centre manager at Harpur Centre, said: “The centre is delighted that we can once again host the wonderful Wishing Tree, which has been a lifeline for underprivileged families in the area for the last few years.

"This year has been more challenging than ever before, so we encourage those who are able to help to make a child’s Christmas dreams come true by donating a present to our Wishing Tree this year.”

Helen Letting, children’s centre manager at ECP Bedford, said “There are many families that rely on this appeal each year and given the worrying challenges they are experiencing this year and into next year, we will aim to bring an even more magical experience to their homes at Christmas.”

The campaign is supported by Heart Radio.