Silverburn Shopping Centre raised a total of £123,723 for Scottish charities and local community initiatives last year. 

The fundraising effort included a partnership with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, raising more than £81,000 in 2023.

Kirsten Watson, chief executive officer of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: "We’d like to send a massive thank you to every Silverburn shopper who contributed to this astonishing total over 2023.

"Throughout 2023, the centre went the extra mile for the patients we support and so we’d also like to thank Silverburn for providing the perfect platform to raise funds for children in hospital."

Fundraising activities included the Summer Flamingo Beach event, which brought in £41,000, and the Christmas Hub adding a further £38,493 to the total.

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Pollok-based organisation SWAMP received £1000 worth of toys, while Crookston Castle Primary School received a donation of 1000 Easter chocolate carrots.

In September, a charity abseil co-run with Cash for Kids and Clyde 1 Super Scoreboard raised £13,000, and in December, a Santa-dressed thrill-seeker event boosted donations for the Catherine McEwan Foundation by £10,000.

St Paul’s High School also received a donation of seating blocks and chairs to enhance their communal spaces.

David Pierotti, general manager of Silverburn, said: "It’s been a truly astounding year for our community outreach and fundraising efforts at Silverburn, which could not have been achieved without the generosity of our guests and hard work of our team.

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"We’ve loved entertaining our guests while also raising money for such great causes.

"Our work with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the launch of Flamingo Beach was a real highlight and we look forward to nurturing this relationship further throughout 2024, supporting Glasgow’s children when they need us most."

Silverburn's initiatives were also bolstered by over £16,000 worth of retail space donated throughout the year.