HALO Children’s Foundation pop-up shop at intu Uxbridge shopping centre raised £820.20 in funds from the sale of unwanted Christmas presents - plus another £200 in donations.

Its temporary location also meant that 30 different families, who could benefit from Halo’s support, were able to learn about it for the first time.

It supports children and their families after the loss of a loved one and is intu Uxbridge’s charity of the year.

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The shopping centre donated use of the unit free of charge for five weeks from February 11.

The pop-up shop was also home to a bereavement library and a play area.

Children were invited to create a feather for the Be an Uxbridge Angel campaign, in which people place messages to lost loved ones on a mural display in the centre.