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Birchwood Shopping Centre is asking shoppers and local residents to donate any unwanted books to the Centre as part of its Honesty Library initiative.

Shoppers visiting Birchwood Shopping Centre are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and give any unwanted books a new lease of life by donating to its Honesty Library promotion. Throughout October, an Honesty Library will appear on the main mall where shoppers can “take a book, donate a book or leave a small donation” that will go towards Warrington’s Brainwave charity. The scheme is to promote the importance of reading for people of all ages and to inspire children and young people to read, share and even write their own fantastic stories. Birchwood Shopping Centre will be collecting books in the run up to the Read On campaign that takes place this October. Books can be donated at the book bins located on the mall.

The Honesty Library is part of a Read On campaign that will take place at the Centre through October. The aim of the campaign is to promote the importance of education and reading for pleasure as well as to raise money for Birchwood’s chosen charity. Additional activity will also take place as part of the Read On promotion including story-telling, workshops and fantastic competitions as well as community outreach projects with participation from Centre staff. Money raised throughout the campaign will go to Warrington’s Brainwave charity.



On Wednesday 21st September, Brainwave Children’s Chairty visited Birchwood Shopping Centre to launch this year’s annual Brainwave 5K Santa Dash.

Birchwood’s Brainwave Children’s Charity were on the mall at Birchwood Shopping Centre signing up shoppers to take part in this year’s 5K Santa Dash. During the day, the Brainwave team were accompanied by some very special guests including a Warrington Wolves player as well as Steve Park and Neil Griffiths from Baker Mallet.

The Brainwave 5K Santa Dash will take place on Sunday 11th December and is a festival fun run that the entire family can enjoy while raising money for an important cause. Registration into the 5K Dash is £10 for adults and £5 for children and this includes a three piece outfit for adults and a Santa hat for children, the money raised will go to the charity.

The charity impacts the lives of over 600 children with additional needs. Brainwave’s growth and regional outreach has been driven by the commitment to bring measurable improvements to the lives of children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties. Brainwave works with children with a wide range of conditions and developmental needs; including, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, Down’s syndrome, autism and development delay.
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