Staff at Chester’s Grosvenor Shopping Centre have raised more than £700 for their charity of the year, by selling off out of season clothing.

The centre's team put their retail expertise to good use hosting a charity clothes sale in aid of Children Today Charitable Trust.

For a week, the staff, including centre manager Lisa Rogers, operated a pop-up shop filled with last season's clothing.

Together they managed to raise an impressive £791.40 for the disabled children's charity, based in Chester.

The Children Today Charitable Trust has a clear aim to inspire and support disabled children and young adults, along with their families, by offering them access to specialised equipment adapted to their needs.

The charity is celebrating its 30th anniversary   (Image: Children Today Charitable Trust)

This includes but isn't limited to specialist trikes, adapted equipment and buggies.

This year the charity are celebrating their 30th anniversary.

Ms Rogers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre manager said: "We’re thrilled with the success of our fundraising efforts for Children Today, our chosen charity of the year.

"Working behind the scenes in a bustling shopping centre, we often miss the chance to connect directly with our customers.

"Engaging with them during our charity event was incredibly rewarding, allowing us to share the inspiring work of Children Today and raise awareness for their cause.

"The surplus of high-quality, unused stock stored in our basement presented a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

"Transforming these goods into vital funds for Children Today has been immensely gratifying.

"With some stock still remaining, we eagerly anticipate hosting another charity clothes sale later in the year, continuing our support for this worthy cause."

Since choosing Children Today as its Charity of the Year in 2023, the shopping centre has raised a total of £3,158 through various activities carried out in partnership with the charity.

Emma Prescott, charity director at Children Today said: "Embracing the age-old adage that 'one man’s trash is another’s treasure,' seeing the transformation of unwanted items into meaningful contributions is truly heartening.

"These fundraising efforts play a pivotal role in supporting disabled children and young adults, allowing us to continue our mission.

"As a small charity, every donation and act of support holds immense significance for us and the individuals we support.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved in making this event a success – from the dedicated Grosvenor Shopping Centre team to the generous individuals who contributed through purchases and donations.

"Your support enables us to make a tangible difference in the lives of disabled children and their families, and for that, we are truly grateful."

For more information about the work of Children Today, or to apply for support or make a donation, visit their website at: