Charities to benefit from decorations

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A DEPARTMENT store in Southsea is donating its Christmas decorations to local charities.

John Lewis Knight & Lee had Winterland themed visual displays which were inspired by the Arctic.

The decorations have now been given to Cystic Fibrosis Kids of Portsmouth, The Regency Nursing and Residential Care Home and Minibugs Pre-School.

Branch manager John Smith said: ‘The decorations looked so fantastic in the shop, I’m glad we can pass them on to a good home. We had an array of adornments inspired by Scandinavian and Inuit cultures, which included natural materials such as pine cones, woods and furs and glass as well as metallic and pea lights amongst much more.

‘We receive lots of requests from local groups for the decorations throughout the year, and it’s great that they will go on to be used by local groups even after they’re not needed at the shop.’

Vanessa Hamza from Cystic Fibrosis Kids of Portsmouth, said: ‘We were so delighted to receive the Christmas decorations. The beautiful array we have received will look great in the children’s out-patient wards at Queen Alexandra Hospital.’