Hartlepool Giving Tree goes viral with over 160,000 gifts donated- and with a global helping hand

For most, Christmas is the season that brings joy to families and friends, with Christmas gift exchanging and Christmas shopping stress. However, for some, the idea of Christmas shopping is not something they can experience or enjoy. Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool normally hold an annual Giving Tree each year to support local charities in the town. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, they were unable to do things the way they normally would this year, instead they turned it into a virtual campaign.

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