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Penrith chippy sets up gifting tree to spread Christmas cheer

Shap Chippy in Shap, Cumbria, is supporting its local children’s hospice this Christmas by setting up a gifting tree in its shop.

The simple yet effective idea enables customers to take a name tag from the Christmas tree, buy a present for that child and place it under the tree ready to be delivered to children at Cumbrian Children’s Hospice, Jigsaw, ready for Christmas.

Shap Chippy owners Matt and Ashley Phillips have also added a digital donation option to the shop's website, enabling customers that cannot come into store to purchase donations ranging from £5-£20.

Ashley Phillips comments: ‘‘We know these are hard times, and with Covid lockdowns heading into this Christmas is going to be tough for a lot of families out there. This is our way of giving back where we can and giving others who can donate to a great cause the ability to do so."

Jigsaw provides hands-on nursing care and support to babies, children and young people with life limiting illnesses and complex healthcare needs.

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