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Dobbies name two Christmas Charities for the first time

For the first time ever, Dobbies have chosen not one, but two National Charity Partners for the Christmas season. WellChild and Action for Children both touch the lives of countless families in the UK today and Dobbies endeavours to raise as much money as possible.

34 Dobbies stores from Inverness in the North of Scotland to Ashford in the heart of Kent will be holding events to raise money for the two charities. As well as this, an exclusive range of British designed Christmas decorations have been launched with proceeds split between the charities. Each store will also host a Wish Tree where customers can purchase a Christmas bauble to place on the tree - all proceeds will go directly to the charities.

Lorrie Roberton, Chief Operating Officer for Dobbies, said: "One of our seasonal traditions at Dobbies is to choose a national charity to support. This year, we struggled to choose between two incredible organisations that work hard to make children's lives better so we decided to support both. I personally am in awe of the work that WellChild and Action for Children do and I know that our customers will feel just as motivated and will be keen to raise as much money as they can."

WellChild's vision is for all seriously ill children, whatever their situation, to have the best possible quality of life, while Action for Children provides help for disadvantaged children and young people.

Both charities are delighted to be selected as fundraising partners.
Colin Dyer, WellChild Chief Executive, said: "You can be sure that all the money raised will be used to help and support seriously ill children and their families across the UK."

Locks Farmer of Action for Children added: "For most, Christmas is a wonderful time, but sadly for many children, young people and families, this is not the case." We hope that, with the aid of our customers and colleagues, we can help to make a difference."
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