THE Scottish Sun Christmas pop-up shop is back — and this year it’s got The X Factor.
Singing superstars The Cutkelvins — fresh from Simon Cowell’s primetime ITV show — will be opening this year’s festive extravaganza on Saturday.
Last year, Susan Boyle launched our first charity shop.
A galaxy of stars helped out and we raised £10,000 in just three days for charities MND Scotland and Rainbow Valley.
This year, we are open for a WEEK and it’s going to be packed full of even more fantastic surprises, one-off prizes and not-to-be-missed bargains.
And we’ll split our total between Rainbow Valley and Mary’s Meals.
X Factor faves The Cutkelvins — siblings Shereen, 20, Kyle, 23 and Jay, 24 — will be cutting the ribbon in our store just beside the escalator to Hamley’s at 10am.
Shereen — who finished fourth on the show, missing out on a place in the final — said: “It’s great to be back home and be able to support these two amazing charities.
“We’re really looking forward to opening the Pop-Up Shop.
“It will also give us a chance to personally thank all the people who supported us during the show.
“It’s the first chance we’ll have to do that in Scotland.”
Rainbow Valley runs vital residential courses for people living with cancer as well as their families while Mary’s Meals feeds some of the poorest children across the world.
Scottish Sun Editor Alan Muir said: “Last year we had no idea if a shop would work — but it did.
“We raised thousands of pounds for our chosen charities and had a load of fun too. This year we want to at least double the £10,000 we pulled in last December.
“We’re confident our wonderfully loyal readers will come in to bag some bargains and help two brilliant causes at the same time.
“We’re delighted to be supporting Rainbow Valley and Mary’s Meals and shining a little bit of Scottish Sunshine on the incredible work they do at home and abroad.”
Daniel Adams, Executive Director of Mary’s Meals, added: “We’re really excited that The Scottish Sun has chosen Mary’s Meals.
“By providing daily meals in school, Mary’s Meals encourages chronically hungry children to attend class instead of working.”
Lindsay MacCallum, Project Development Manager for Rainbow Valley, said: “We are thrilled that The Scottish Sun Pop-Up shop is happening again this year. Last year was fabulous.”
Rainbow Valley was set up by Angela MacVicar after her daughter Johanna died of leukaemia aged 27.
They hope to one day open a centre dedicated to helping people living with cancer.
Angela said: “We are so grateful to The Scottish Sun and its readers.”
Famous faces will pop up during the week, with telly celebs and sports stars serving behind the tills.
Huge name brands have donated thousands of pounds worth of goods which we’ll be selling at budget prices.
Vintage fans can also come and find a great bargain in our Jingle Jumble and full house addicts can snap up some of our exclusive Sun Bingo goodies, like goonies and hoodies.
As well as fab gifts on offer, we will have dazzling prizes up for grabs in our star raffle. The super popular tombola is back — this time with a glitzy makeover.
Tam Cowan will be adding his star power to the game which we’ve renamed TAM-bola. Entertainment will include a face painter and choir.shop runs right through to December 15 and we’ll have new items out on the shelves every day. So pop into our pop-up shop!
SO many amazing companies have made this year’s shop possible.
From donations of gifts and prizes, to lending us shop fittings and transport, we want to say a mega Scottish Sun thanks to everyone who has dug deep for these amazing causes.
Here are the companies who have made it all possible: Adore Swarovski, Amazon, Argos, Arnold Clark, Aulds, Barr’s, Beefeater Gin, Bearr Beard Oil, The Big Group, Boodles Gin, Boots, Buchanan’s, Cadbury, Clipper Tea, Duff Trees Christmas Tree Farm, Frame PR, Gin Bothy, Gordon Castle Gin, Guy’s restaurant, Harper Collins, Ikea, Eden Mill, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Edinburgh Zoo, Fallen Brewery, Heineken, intu Braehead, John Lewis, Knock Castle, Kokoro Gin, Lee’s, Lidl, Mackays jam, Millions, Pattiserie Valerie, Pickering Gin Baubles, Qua restaurant, Quiz, Scottish Salmon Company, Shearer Candles, Slaters, SPD, St Enoch Centre, Tempo Tea Bar, TGI Fridays, Tiki Bar, Tile, Timex Peanuts, Tomatin, Tunnock’s, Wester Rum, Wire Media, 29 Private Members Club, 3X1 PR.
A free packet of Xmas cards for every reader
WE are giving readers the chance to claim a FREE packet of Christmas cards in our Christmas pop-up shop.
Just take this voucher along to our store in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre from Saturday, December 9, until Friday, December 15, in exchange for a free packet of cards.
And as an added bonus, we will offer anyone with a token a promotional price of 25p on any additional packets of Christmas cards.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Over 18s only and excluding any employees and their families or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. Offer is as stated above.
The promoter reserves the right to substitute any offer with one of equal or greater value.
Usual Scottish Sun rules apply. Editor’s decision is final. The offer is subject to availability, while stocks last.
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