A Leicestershire gift shop has raised an impressive £2,500 for Menphys following its exclusive Christmas Preview event.

Narborough Hall used its annual five day event to raise money for the organisation, which it has chosen as its Charity of the Year, by selling raffle tickets and donating 10% from all sales taken during the event.

The Christmas Preview provides shoppers with an exclusive look at the festive collection from Narborough Hall, which includes this year’s must-have decorations and gifts.

Menphys is a Leicestershire charity providing support and services to children with disabilities or complex health needs, as well as their families.

Simon Edwards, who co-owns Narborough Hall with wife Sophie, comments: “We are so pleased to have raised such a great sum for Menphys. We chose Menphys as our Charity of the Year because of the fantastic work they do supporting local young people and we are delighted that this money will help towards the £500,000 they need to run their vital services. We would like to thank everyone who visited Narborough Hall during our Christmas Preview week, bought a raffle ticket or a festive item and helped us to reach this total.”

Tracey Morris, fundraising and marketing manager at Menphys, comments: “Menphys was delighted to be a part of such a fantastic event and we value the continued support from Narborough Hall. The money raised goes such a long way in supporting the children and families across Leicester and Leicestershire with disabilities and complex health needs. We are incredibly pleased to have been chosen as the Charity of the Year by such a high profile local business.”

Narborough Hall is an award-winning historic 16th Century manor house located in the picturesque village of Narborough, Leicestershire. As well as being a family home, its charming and ancient exterior hides a truly 21st Century shopping experience, with an eclectic mix of design-led gifts, cards and home accessories sourced from all over the world.

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About Menphys

Menphys was founded in 1969 to support children and young people with disabilities and their families in Leicestershire.

Menphys provides a range of services, some of them in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council. These include:

Menphys supports and enhances the provision at specialist nurseries in Wigston and Burbage.

The Menphys Special Outreach Service supports children and young people aged 0 – 25 and their families.

The Buddy Scheme offers friendship and activities to children and young people whilst providing a short break for parents/carers.

Supports Saturday clubs offering a wide range of sport and leisure activities in conjunction with Menphys Sport, Play and Leisure.

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