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£5,000 raised for charity from Santa's Grotto and Gift Wrapping

Thanks to our generous visitors, Duke of York Square’s ‘grotto’ and gift wrapping initiative has so far raised over £5,000 for Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts.

Today, Cadogan (who own and manage Duke of York Square) thanks the local Chelsea and wider London community for helping to raise over £5,000 in aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts. During the Christmas period, generous shoppers and Grotto visitors to Duke of York Square have been donating for the worthy cause while enjoying the festivities, which include complimentary gift-wrapping and the much-loved Christmas Grotto.

Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of Cadogan, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to support the Prince’s Foundation again this year. It has been an honour being able to create another fantastic Christmas grotto and festive experience and, thanks to the local community, we’re excited to reveal we have also raised over £5,000 for such a deserving charity.”

Neil Mendoza, Chairman of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts adds, “Combined with the extensive support we’ve already received from Cadogan through events such as our carol concert at Holy Trinity church, a phenomenal £47,000 has been raised this year. Huge thanks to all those in Chelsea who have contributed – this money will make a huge difference to the children we support.”

The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is a UK wide arts engagement programme, which works with deprived children from areas of social and economic disadvantage and builds partnerships between schools, as well as hospices, and local high quality cultural venues. The charity unlocks the arts for those who need to be inspired by them the most, raising children’s self-esteem and confidence, and nurturing their communication skills. Since 2006 Children & the Arts has introduced over 380,000 children to life-changing arts experiences.

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