Coopers Square shoppers help raise more than £16,800 for charities in 2018

Kind-hearted shoppers showed just how charitable they are at Burton upon Trent’s Coopers Square in 2018, after more than £16,800 and 4,000 gifts were donated to four different charities over the course of the year.

Good causes from across the region, The Donna Louise, Derek’s Tree, Betel and The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, all spent time in the town’s shopping centre during 2018, raising vital funds alongside interacting and engaging with shoppers.

Coopers Square Centre Manager, David Chadfield, said he was delighted that so much had been donated during the year. “This is a fantastic total to be raised in just twelve months,” said David. “As an important part of the Burton upon Trent community, we believe in supporting good causes whenever possible.

“I’m thrilled that we were able to help four different charities with valuable fundraising and engagement opportunities in 2018 and we’ll be continuing to help even more groups, charities and organisations throughout this year. It never ceases to amaze me just how generous our shoppers are, and I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated, it really makes the world of difference.”

The Donna Louise is a cause that provides hospice care for children and young people across Staffordshire and Cheshire and has a long-standing relationship with Coopers Square. Chris Belyavin, Regional Fundraiser at the organisation, said: “We’re so grateful to the shoppers in Coopers Square for its continued support and generosity.

“Our art displays have been really popular, as have the fundraising events we’ve organised within the shopping centre. We’ve built up a great relationship with the Coopers Square team and it’s really helped to raise awareness of The Donna Louise in the Burton area.”